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Species Gnaphalodes trachyderoides

Bentsen 'bycid - Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Thomson - Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Thomson - Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Thomson - Gnaphalodes trachyderoides TX beetle - Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Gnaphalodes trachyderoides
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 Bothriospilini
Genus Gnaphalodes
Species trachyderoides (Gnaphalodes trachyderoides)
Explanation of Names
Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Thomson 1860
trachyderoides = 'Trachyderes-like' (back in mid-1800s the genus Trachyderes included a wide variety of what is now subtribe Trachyderina, many members of which looks more or less like this
Range
c. TX (as far n. as San Antone) to Panama - Map (1)(2)
Season
Jan-Nov(1)(3)(BG data)
Food
Larvae host in Mesquite, Huisache, Ebony, Acacia, Elm, Hackberry, and Citrus(1)
Remarks
very common at night on freshly cut wood, and comes to lights(1)
Print References
Hovore, F.T. and E.F. Giesbert. 1976. Notes on the ecology and distribution of western Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin, 30: 349-360. (JSTOR)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L. (1982) Notes on Cerambycidae co-inhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Southwestern Naturalist 27: 23-27.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs. (1)
Linsley, E.G. 1962. The Cerambycidae of North America. Part 111. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Cerambyicinae, tribes Opsimini through Megaderini. University of California Publications in Entomology 20: 1-188.
Manley, G.V. and J.V. French. 1976. Wood boring beetles inhabiting Citrus in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Journal of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society 30:45-53.
Turnbow, R.H. Jr. and J.E. Wappes. 1978. Notes on Texas Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32(4): 367-372. (" class="bb_url">JSTOR)
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