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Species Tragidion deceptum

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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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Tragidion
Species deceptum (Tragidion deceptum)
Explanation of Names
Tragidion deceptum Swift & Ray 2008
AZ-TX & Mexico(1)
montane habitats, mostly on oozing desert broom (Baccharis) in lower elevations of Catalinas, Santa Ritas, etc.(2)
mines the heartwood of recently dead branches of oak (Quercus)(2)