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Species Sternidius alpha

Tiny Lonhorn Beetle - Sternidius alpha Longhorned Beetle - Sternidius alpha Wood-boring Beetle - Sternidius alpha Longhorn - Sternidius alpha Cerambycidae, pronotum - Sternidius alpha Longhorn - Sternidius alpha Long-horned - Sternidius alpha alpha? - Sternidius alpha
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Acanthocinini
Genus Sternidius
Species alpha (Sternidius alpha)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Liopinus alpha (Say)
Sternidius floridanus (Hamilton)
S. cinereus (LeConte)
S. coloradensis (Dillon)
S. divergens (Haldeman)
S. lateralis (Haldeman)
S. nelsonicus (Casey)
S. suturalis (Dillon)
S. vicinus (Haldeman)
Explanation of Names
Sternidius alpha (Say 1826)
4-9 mm(1)
Probably the most variable color pattern of any eastern longhorn; may be a complex of species, but there is no consensus(1)
e NA to AZ (QC-FL to ON-MN-AZ)(2)(3)
Larvae in branches of many hardwoods, shrubs, and vines(4)
One of the most common eastern lamiines(1); common at lights
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.The Cerambycidae of North America, Part VII, No. 2: ... subfamily Lamiinae, tribes Acanthocinini through Hemilophini.
E. Gorton Linsley & John A. Chemsak. 1995. University of California Publications in Entomology 114: 1-292.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.