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Species Necydalis mellita

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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 Necydalinae
Genus Necydalis
Species mellita (Necydalis mellita)
Explanation of Names
Necydalis mellita (Say 1835)
mellita = 'honey'
12-22 mm(1)
e. NA
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on solid, dead heartwood of oak, chestnut, sometimes pine.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.