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Species Pseudostrangalia cruentata

Longhorned Beetle - Pseudostrangalia cruentata Pseudostrangalia cruentata? - Pseudostrangalia cruentata Pseudostrangalia cruentata? - Pseudostrangalia cruentata beetle - Pseudostrangalia cruentata Long-horned Beetle - Pseudostrangalia cruentata Pseudostrangalia cruentata Pseudostrangalia cruentata longhorn beetle - Pseudostrangalia cruentata
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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Pseudostrangalia
Species cruentata (Pseudostrangalia cruentata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudostrangalia cruentata (Haldeman)
Orig. Comb: Stenura cruentata Haldeman 1847
Explanation of Names
cruent - Latin for bleeding, bloody (1)
Monotypic genus (2)
8-12 mm (Linsley & Chemsak 1976)
Distinctive form and coloration:
Det. D. J. Heffern 1993.
pronotum shining (lacking dense hairs typical of Typocerus), corners sharp
distinctive elytra with red margins and pointed tips, bilobed base (Linsley & Chemsak 1976)
antennae not serrated as in Typocerus (3)
e US (TX-GA-ON-IA), Uncommon (Linsley & Chemsak 1976),(BG data)
Apr-Jun (BG data)
Adults noted at flowers, such as Red Osier Dogwood, Cornus stolonifera (4); Cornus, Aesculus, Rosa (5).
Larval feeding habitats unknown (6)
Type Locality: Pennsylvania (Linsley & Chemsak 1976)
Attracted to lights (3)
See Also
Might be mistaken for small Typocerus (3)
Print References
Brimley, p. 213 (Strangalia maneii Casey, 1914)--notes from NC, April (7)
Haldeman, S.S. 1847. Material towards a history of the Coleoptera Longicornia of the United. States. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 10: 27–66.
Linsley, E.G. and J.A. Chemsak. 1976. Cerambycidae of North America. Part VI. No. 2: Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Lepturinae. University of California Publications in Entomology 80: 1-186. Full Text (5)
Yanega, p. 37, fig. 46 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
4.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.
5.Cerambycidae of North America. Part VI, No. 2. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Lepturinae.
E. Gorton Linsley and John A. Chemsak. 1976. 1976. University of California Press, Berkeley.
6.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
7.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.