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Genus Megacyllene

Locust Borer - Megacyllene robiniae Amorpha Borer? - Megacyllene decora Longhorn beetle (?) on goldenrod - Megacyllene robiniae More yellow than black but probably robiniae - Megacyllene robiniae # 123 - Megacyllene robiniae Megacyllene robiniae Long horned beetle - Megacyllene robiniae Megacyllene robiniae? - Megacyllene robiniae - male - female
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Megacyllene
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megacyllene Casey 1912
10 spp. in our area (all in the nominate subgenus), 56 spp. in 2 subgenera in the New World(1)
Separated from Placosternus by the basal antennomere having a spine. (2)
apparently restricted to the New World; in our area, 3 spp. in the east, others western(1)
with the exception of Megacyllene caryae, the larval hosts of members of Megacyllene seem to be restricted to Fabaceae (3)
See Also
Placosternus Hopping 1937 - so. US
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Oxypeltidae, Vesperidae, Disteniidae and Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere
Bezark L.G., Monné M.A. 2013. 470 pp.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Synonymy of Megacyllene comanchei Rice and Morris and Megacyllene angulifera (Casey) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Hart C.J., Ivie M.A. 2013. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(2): 89-93.