Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This unusual, monotypic genus appears most closely related to genera from southern S. Amer. (1)
Explanation of Names
Nathriobrium methioides Hovore 1980
(G). 'wine-colored' (?) (2)
Coastal South Texas - Map (4)
Globally known only from Lake Corpus Christi State Park
, San Patricio Co. and the Sabal Palm Sanctuary
, Cameron Co., TX (1)
, and Welder Wildlife Refuge, San Patricio Co. (BG data).
The few known specimens, all reared, emerged from Ebony, Texas Persimmon, and Colima (1)
Texas Ebony Ebenopsis ebano
) (Hovore 1980) - Range
Texas Persimmon Diospyros texana
(Turnbow & Wappes 1981) - Range
Lime Pricklyash, Colima Zanthoxylum fagara (5)
Adults are ephemeral, living only a few days under laboratory conditions (5)
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, F.T. 1980. A new genus and species of Cerambycidae from southern Texas (Coleoptera). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34(1): 115-119. (3)
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. (1)
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. (5)
Turnbow, R.H. & J.E. Wappes. 1981. New host and distributional records for Texas Cerambycidae (Coleoptera). Southwestern Entomologist 6: 75–80.