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Species Strangalia acuminata

Flower Longhorn - Strangalia acuminata flower longhorn - Strangalia acuminata Flower Longhorn  - Strangalia acuminata - male Strangalia acuminata Strangalia acuminata Strangalina acuminata (Olivier) - Strangalia acuminata flower longhorn - Strangalia acuminata Beetle - Strangalia acuminata
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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Strangalia
Species acuminata (Strangalia acuminata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strangalina acuminata (Olivier)
orig. comb: Leptura acuminata Olivier 1795
Size
8-12 mm (1)
Identification
distinguished from other Strangalia spp. by ant., head and prothrorax always black.
elytra all black in more southern populations.
the extremely slender form makes this sp. recognizable from other all-black longhorns. (1)
Range
e NA, common (1)(2)
Season
mostly May-Jul (BG data)
Life Cycle
larvae dev. in var. shrubs and hardwoods (1)(2)
See Also
"Neither solitaria nor acuminata have marks in the middle of the elytra, and acuminata has the legs completely dark. All three species can potentially have a dark pronotum; the pronotum is only helpful in diagnosis when it is NOT dark." (Doug Yanega, pers. comm. to v belov, 27 June, 2011)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.