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Genus Purpuricenus - Purplescent Longhorn Beetles

White Oak Branch Girdler - Purpuricenus axillaris P. paraxillaris or axillaris? - Purpuricenus paraxillaris - female Purpuricenus humeralis  (Fabricius)  - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus paraxillaris Purpuricenus linsleyi - male Red Shouldered Pine Borer - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus sp. - Purpuricenus
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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Purpuricenus (Purplescent Longhorn Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Purpuricenus Dejean 1821
Numbers
6 spp. in the New World, all in our area(1), ~60 spp. total(2)
Identification
review in(2)
Range
all faunal regions except the Neotropics, most diverse in the Palaearctic and Oriental regions(2); in our area, 3 spp. in e. US (one ranging into adjacent Canada, QC-MB), 2 spp. in TX and 1 sp. in CA(1)
Food
Larvae feed on hardwoods(3)
Remarks
Adults attracted to baits(3)