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Species Purpuricenus paraxillaris - White Oak Branch Girdler

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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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Purpuricenus (Purplescent Longhorns)
Species paraxillaris (White Oak Branch Girdler)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Purpuricenus paraxillaris MacRae 2000
NB: Many of the literature references to P. axillaris actually refer to P. paraxillaris, esp. where oaks were the hosts
Explanation of Names
paraxillaris means "near axillaris"
Size
12-23 mm (1)
Range
e. US: TX-FL-NY-IL (the southwesternmost population is just south of San Antonio, TX)(1)
Habitat
The largest series collected were from bait traps in MD in oak/hickory forest (1)
Season
Apr-Aug(1)
Food
hosts: oaks (Quercus) and chestnut (Castanea dentata) (1)
Print References
Champlain, A.B. and J.N. Knull. 1932. Fermenting bait traps for trapping Elateridae and Cerambycidae (Coleop.). Entomological News 43: 253–257.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Review of the genus Purpuricenus Dejean (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in North America
T.C. MacRae. 2000. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 76: 137-169.