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Species Strophiona nitens

Flower Longhorn - Strophiona nitens Strophiona nitens? - Strophiona nitens Strophiona nitens cerambycid - Strophiona nitens cerambycid - Strophiona nitens cerambycid - Strophiona nitens Chestnut Bark Borer - Strophiona nitens beetle - Strophiona nitens
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 Strophiona
Species nitens (Strophiona nitens)
Other Common Names
Chestnut Bark Borer (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strophiona nitens (Forster)
Orig. Comb: Leptura nitens Forster 1771
3 spp., all Nearctic, other 2 spp. w US
10-15 mm (1)
similar to Typocerus spp., but pronotum strongly constricted towards base and pubescence metallic yellow (1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2014
CO-FL-NS-MB (2) (mostly ne US - BG data)
Jun-Jul (BG data)
living or dead hardwoods, incl. chestnut, oak, and hickory (1)
attracted to UV lights (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.