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Species Eburia mutica - Lesser Ivory-marked Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Eburiini
Genus Eburia
Species mutica (Lesser Ivory-marked Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Eburia mutica LeConte 1853
muticus - Latin for 'shortenet/curtailed' (1)
Identification

Det D. Heffern 2009
"The elytra are coarsely punctured, slightly truncate, but not armed at tip; they have each four small polished lines associated by pairs, but not united, the outer basal one is very small; the inner one of the posterior pair, which is placed about the middle, is smaller than the outer. (LeConte 1853)
Range
AZ, c. TX to n. Mex (2)(3)(4)
Habitat
Adults abundant on dead limbs of larval hosts at nights and come to lights(4)
Season
May-Aug (BG data)
Food
Larval hosts: hackberry, mesquite, Texas Ebony, citrus(4), elm, Hercules-club, sesbania, boxelder (Szafranski 2002), Quercus arizonica, Celtis pallida, Parkinsonia aculeata(2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Texas, coll. by Ferdinand Lindheimer.
See Also
E. mutica is more grayish as opposed to tan- or brownish color of E. haldeman. (Dan Heffern, pers. comm. 2015)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1853. Description of twenty new species of Coleoptera inhabiting the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 6: 226-235.
Szafranski, P. 2002. New host plant and distributional records from some Eburia Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in North America including Mexico. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 78: 66–67.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Distributional and biological observations on North American Cerambycidae (Coleoptera)
MacRae T.C., Rice M.E. 2007. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61(2): 227–263.
3.Checklist of the Oxypeltidae, Vesperidae, Disteniidae and Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere
Bezark L.G., Monné M.A. 2013. 470 pp.
4.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.