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Species Brachyleptura rubrica

Red Beetle - Brachyleptura rubrica Red Beetle - Brachyleptura rubrica Brachyleptura rubrica Longhorn Beetle - Brachyleptura rubrica flower longhorn - Brachyleptura rubrica Brachyleptura rubrica? - Brachyleptura rubrica Long-horned Beetle on Hydrangea - Brachyleptura rubrica Brachyleptura rubrica - male - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Brachyleptura
Species rubrica (Brachyleptura rubrica)
Explanation of Names
Brachyleptura rubrica (Say, 1824)
10-18 mm
Pronotum sharply angled, almost square, at the front. Elytra orange. Antennae prominently banded.
Eastern North America. Reported from Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida.
Deciduous forests
May-August (northeastern North America). April (North Carolina Sandhills). June-July (North Carolina Mountains).
Adults come to flowers.
Life Cycle
Breeds in decaying deciduous trees, such as hickory, beech, oak (1).
Print References
Yanega, p. 31, fig. 68 (1)
Dillon, p. 616, plate LXI--Anoplodera rubrica (2)
Brimley, p. 212 (3)
Internet References
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection lists for that state, with 30 specimens pinned.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.