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Species Malacopterus tenellus

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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 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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