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Species Schizax senex

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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 Schizax
Species senex (Schizax senex)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: LeConte 1873
Explanation of Names
senex - Latin for 'old person' (1)
s. CA to w. TX (2)
Specimens reared from six-inch cut branches of hackberry (Celtis reticulata) from Oak Creek Canyon, Ariz. (Knull 1944)
Specimens reared from dead branches and collected from the blossoms of desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) (Bignoniaceae). This is the first known record of a cerambycid utilizing this genus and species as a larval host. (Swift 2008)
Print References
Knull, J.N. 1944. New Coleoptera with notes (Buprestidae and Cerambycidae). The Ohio Journal of Science 44(2): 90-93. Full PDF
Martin, J. 1919. Notes on the Occurrence of Schizax senex in California (Col., Cerambycidae). Entomological News, 30(8): 231-232.
Swift, I. 2008. Ecological and biogeographical observations on Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from California, USA. Insecta Mundi 0026: 1-7. Full PDF
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.