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Species Hemierana marginata

Beetle - Hemierana marginata Longhorn Beetle - Hemierana marginata Hemierana marginata suturalis (Linell) - Hemierana marginata Which Beetle? - Hemierana marginata Hemierana marginata ardens (LeConte) - Hemierana marginata beetle - Hemierana marginata beetle - Hemierana marginata Hemierana marginata ardens - Hemierana marginata
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Hemilophini
Genus Hemierana
Species marginata (Hemierana marginata)
Explanation of Names
Hemierana marginata (Fabricius 1798)
3 sspp., all in our area(1)
6‒11 mm(2)
e. US (MA‒FL to NE‒TX)(2)(3)
Larval hosts: Lithospermum(4), Vernonia interior(1)
diurnal species most commonly collected by sweeping or Malaise traps(3)
mimics Lycids/fireflies:

See Also

Eupogonius subarmatus: pronotal stripes never continue onto elytra; lateral pronotal spines(4)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Col.) of Canada and United States of America, Parts I‒IV
Monné M.A., Nearns E.H. 2023. Available from
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
3.The longhorn beetles (Col.: Cerambycidae) of Kentucky with notes on larval hosts, adult nectar use, and semiochemical attraction
Chapman E.G., Richards A.B., Dupuis J.R. . 2022. Zootaxa 5229: 1–89.
4.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.