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Species Malacopterus tenellus

Cerambycid 1 - Malacopterus tenellus Longhorn - Malacopterus tenellus Malacopterus tenellus Long-horned Beetle - Malacopterus tenellus An early one in my collection - Malacopterus tenellus Which Longhorn Beetle is this? - Malacopterus tenellus Malacopterus tenellus Aneflus levettei - Malacopterus tenellus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Oemini
Subtribe Oemina
Genus Malacopterus
Species tenellus (Malacopterus tenellus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Malacopterus tenellus (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Callidium tenellum Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
tenellus = 'somewhat delicate'
sw. US (CA-NM, s. TX) to S. Amer., W. Indies - Map (1)(2)(3)
Adults active Apr-Oct(2),(BG data)
Larvae feed on dead wood of hackberry, willow, and poplar(2)
See Also
but narrower and pronotum is stripped
- Range: e. US
Hippopsis lemniscata (Fabricius)
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