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Species Dorcasina matthewsi

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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 Dorcasina
Species matthewsi (Dorcasina matthewsi)
Explanation of Names
Dorcasina matthewsii (LeConte 1869)
The species was described from pinned specimens so the color of the elytra is said to be testaceous, note that the living specimen is actually yellow. The females tend to have black antennae and legs, while the males are reddish brown (as mentioned in the key). The spots are variable, the typical having just the middle spot (more reduced) and infuscated elytral tips.