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Species Smodicum texanum

Smodicum texanum Knull - Smodicum texanum
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Smodicini
Genus Smodicum
Species texanum (Smodicum texanum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomic status of this form is uncertain (see S. cucujiforme), and material from southern Texas cannot be placed with certainty. (1)
Explanation of Names
Smodicum texanum Knull 1966
Identification
Characters cited by Knull (1966) for separating texanum are difficult to interpret in material from southern Texas, it appears that texanum differs from cucujiforme only by its slightly paler coloration, more lightly pubescent dorsum, and minor differences in antennal proportions. (1)
Range
s. TX (Hidalgo, Cameron, & Nueces Cos.) (1)
Season
Mar-June (1)
Food
south Texas specimens (presumably texanum) (1) were collected from beneath bark of Salix (Linsley and Martin 1933) and Celtis (Vogt 1949)
Remarks
collected at lights in several localities (1)
See Also
Smodicum cucujiforme (Say)
- Range: e. US
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Print References
Knull, J.N. 1966. Two new North American species of Smodicum Lacordaire. Entomological News 77(5): 136-139.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334. (1)
Linsley, E.G. & J.O. Martin. 1933. Notes on some longicorns from subtropical Texas. Entomological News, 44: 178-183.
Vogt, B.G. 1949. Notes on Cerambycidae from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 25(3): 137-144; (4): 175-184.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.