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Species Prionus pocularis

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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 Prioninae
Tribe Prionini
Genus Prionus
No Taxon (subgenus Prionus)
Species pocularis (Prionus pocularis)
Other Common Names
Tooth-necked Long Horn Beetle
Explanation of Names
Prionus pocularis Dalman, 1817
24-45 mm
Similar to P. laticollis. More brown, base of pronotum narrower, elytra more punctate, eyes more closely spaced. Metasternum of female is hairy, smooth in laticollis.
e. US (TX-FL-MA-MN) - Map (GBIF)
Pine forests, presumably.
mostly: May-August (GBIF)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed in dead pine longs, stumps. Attracted to lights.
See Also
Prionus laticollis, Prionus imbricornis
Print References
Dillon, p. 580, plate LVII (1)
Yanega, p. 27, fig. 10 (2)
Brimley, p. 210 (3)
Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.