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Species Mannophorus laetus

Mannophorus laetus LeConte - Mannophorus laetus longhorn - Mannophorus laetus longhorn beetle species - Mannophorus laetus Black longhorn with Mannophorus laetus on Viguiera stenoloba - Mannophorus laetus Black longhorn with Mannophorus laetus on Viguiera stenoloba - Mannophorus laetus Long horned Beetle - Mannophorus laetus Long horned Beetle - Mannophorus laetus Mating Longhorn Beetles - Mannophorus laetus - male - 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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Mannophorus
Species laetus (Mannophorus laetus)
Explanation of Names
Mannophorus laetus LeConte 1854
laetus - Latin for 'joyful, pleasant' (1)
Range
w. & so. TX / n. Mex. (2)
Habitat
Tamaulipan Brushlands
Season
May, then Sep-Nov (2)
Food
Adults visit various flowers, mostly Helianthus, Viguiera, Verbesina (Asteraceae); larval host unknown (2)
Print References
Giesbert, E.F. & F.T. Hovore. 1976. Records and descriptions of some southwestern Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 30(1): 95-99.
LeConte J.L. 1853. Descriptions of some new Coleoptera from Texas, chiefly collected by the Mexican Boundary Commission. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6: 439-448.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
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.