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Species Piezocera serraticollis

Piezocera serraticollis Linell - Piezocera serraticollis Piezocera serraticollis Linell - Piezocera serraticollis
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Piezocerini
Genus Piezocera
Species serraticollis (Piezocera serraticollis)
Explanation of Names
Piezocera serraticollis Linell 1897
Piezocera (G). 'flat-horn' (reference to flatted ant.)
serraticollis (L). 'saw-neck' (1)
1 sp. n. of Mex. (2)
6 mm (Type)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
southmost TX (Cameron and Hidalgo counties) / Mex. - Map (3)(4)
April-Sept (3),(BG data)
Larval host: Celtis (Turnbow & Wappes 1978)
Life Cycle
Adults beaten from dead branches of Celtis, Pithecellobium, Prosopis (3)
Type coll'ed by Townsend at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
Print References
Linell, M.L. 1896. Descriptions of new species of North American Coleoptera in the families Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 19(1113): 393-401. (Full Text)
Martins, U.R. 1975. A taxonomic revision of the world Smodicini. Arq. Zool., 26(4): 319-359.
Turnbow, R.H. Jr. & J.E. Wappes. 1978. Notes on Texas Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32(4): 367-372.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.
3.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.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)