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Genus Purpuricenus - Purplescent Longhorn Beetles

Purpuricenus humeralis? - Purpuricenus humeralis P. paraxillaris or axillaris? - Purpuricenus paraxillaris - male P. paraxillaris or axillaris? - Purpuricenus paraxillaris - female Bug on Car - Purpuricenus humeralis Black and red longhorn beetle. What species?  - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus paraxillaris Two-toned longhorn - Purpuricenus paraxillaris Purpuricenus sp. - Purpuricenus
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 (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
6 spp. in the New World, all in our area(1), ~60 spp. total(2)
review in(2)
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)
Larvae feed on hardwoods(3)
Adults attracted to baits(3)