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Genus Purpuricenus - Purplescent Longhorns

White Oak Branch Girdler - Purpuricenus axillaris Cerambycid  - Purpuricenus dimidiatus Purpuricenus axillaris Haldeman - Purpuricenus axillaris Purpuricenis dimidiatus? - Purpuricenus dimidiatus black longhorn beetle with red epaulets - Purpuricenus humeralis Bug on Car - Purpuricenus humeralis Purpuricenus paraxillaris Two-toned longhorn - Purpuricenus
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Purpuricenus (Purplescent Longhorns)
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)