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Species Nathriobrium methioides

Nathriobrium methioides Hovore  - Nathriobrium methioides Nathriobrium methioides Hovore - Nathriobrium methioides
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 Nathriobrium
Species methioides (Nathriobrium methioides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Hovore 1980
This unusual, monotypic genus appears most closely related to genera from southern S. Amer. (Hovore et al. 1987)
Explanation of Names
Methioides - Greek for wine-colored (?) (1)
Monotypic genus (Hovore 1980)
4.5-5.2 mm (Hovore 1980)
Coastal South Texas.
Globally known only from Lake Corpus Christi State Park, San Patricio County and the Sabal Palm Grove, Cameron County, Texas (Hovore et al. 1987) and Welder Wildlife Refuge, San Patricio County per photo posted here.
November to January (Hovore et al. 1987)
The few known specimens, all reared, emerged from Ebony, Texas Persimmon, and Colima (Hovore et al. 1987)
Texas Ebony Ebenopsis ebano (=Pithecellobium flexicaule) (Hovore 1980) - Range per USDA
Texas Persimmon Diospyros texana (Turnbow & Wappes 1981) - Range per USDA
Lime Pricklyash, Colima Zanthoxylum fagara (Rice et al. 1985) - Range per USDA
Life Cycle
Adults are ephemeral, living only a few days under laboratory conditions (Rice et al. 1985)
Type Locality: Lake Corpus Christi State Park, San Patricio County, Texas.
The entire type series (12 spmns) was reared from small branches of Texas Ebony gathered from slash piles at the south edge of Corpus Christi State Park. (Hovore 1980)
Print References
Hovore, F.T. 1980. A new genus and species of Cerambycidae from southern Texas (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34(1): 115-119.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs.
Rice, M.E., R.H. Turnbow, & R.T. Hovore. 1985. Biological and distributional observations on Cerambycidae from the southwestern United States (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin 39(1): 18-24.
Turnbow, R.H. & J.E. Wappes. 1981. New host and distributional records for Texas Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Southwestern Entomologist 6: 75–80.
Internet References
Types - Cerambycidae Cat.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.