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Species Nathrius brevipennis

Nathrius brevipennis (Mulsant) - Nathrius brevipennis Nathrius brevipennis
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 Psebiini
Genus Nathrius
Species brevipennis (Nathrius brevipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Gracilia manca LeConte
Explanation of Names
Nathrius brevipennis (Mulsant)
Latin 'short-winged'(1)
native to so. Europe, adventive elsewhere(2), incl. w. US(3); now cosmopolitan
Polyphagous on hardwoods & shrubs (dead twigs)(2)
Life Cycle
1-2 yrs(2)
spreading by commerce (with wood packaging)(2); first found in CA before 1850(3)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.New World Cerambycidae Catalog