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Genus Nothopleurus

Big Prionid - Nothopleurus lobigenis Male prionid with long mandibels - Nothopleurus lobigenis - male Male prionid with long mandibels - Nothopleurus lobigenis - male Male prionid with long mandibels - Nothopleurus lobigenis - male Photo #2 of the possible Nothopleurus lobigenis (female) - Nothopleurus lobigenis - female Probable Nothopleurus lobigenis (female) - Nothopleurus lobigenis - female Nothopleurus? - Nothopleurus lobigenis Large female - Nothopleurus lobigenis - female
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 Prioninae
Tribe Mallodonini
Genus Nothopleurus
Explanation of Names
Nothopleurus Lacordaire 1869
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 4 spp. in the New World(1)
Identification

Key from(2) (length indicated sans mandibles)
Medium to dark reddish brown; mandibles tumid, outer margins rather strongly, evenly arcuate from base to tip, only slightly longer than head. 26-43 mm. (nc. AZ to nw. Mexico) .... madericus
Very dark brown to piceous; mandibles not tumid, outer margins straight or slightly arcuate over basal 2/3, then abruptly inflexed to tip, distinctly longer than head in males. 20-42 mm. (TX-CA, Mexico) .... lobigenis
Range
sw. US (TX-CA) to Honduras(1)