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Species Heterachthes nobilis

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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 Ibidionini
Genus Heterachthes
Species nobilis (Heterachthes nobilis)
Other Common Names
Tamaulipan Noble Mesquite Bycid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: LeConte 1862
=Ibidion nobile Thomson, 1867
Explanation of Names
Latin nobilis 'well-known'(1)
Range
so. TX from Rio Grande to Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton(2)
Season
Adults active Apr-Aug(2)
Food
Larvae feed on Mesquite (Prosopis)(2)
Remarks
Adults are not common in collections, mostly collected at lights or on decadent mesquite(2)
Print References
Hovore, F.T. & E.F. Giesbert. 1976. Notes on the ecology and distribution of western Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin, 30: 349-360.
Swift, I. 2008. Heterachthes rugosicollis Martins, a species new to North America. Coleopterists Bulletin 62(4): 545-549.
Vogt, B.G. 1949. Notes on Cerambycidae from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 25(3):137-144; (4):175-184.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.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.