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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
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
southmost TX to Costa Rica(1)(2)
Season
Apr-Nov(1)
Food
Larvae host in Mesquite, Huisache, Ebony, Acacia, Elm, Hackberry, and Citrus(1)
Remarks
very common at night on freshly cut wood, and come to lights(1)
Print References
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L. (1982) Notes on Cerambycidae co-inhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Southwestern Naturalist 27: 23-27.
Works Cited
1.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.