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Species Callipogonius cornutus

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Classification
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Pogonocherini
Genus Callipogonius
Species cornutus (Callipogonius cornutus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Callipogonius cornutus (Linsley)
Orig. Comb: Ecyrus cornutus Linsley, 1930
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (1)
A second species (C. hircinus (Bates) occurs in Veracruz, Mexico. Hovore et al. (1987) suggest that these two species are very closely related and may prove to be conspecific.
Size
body length is 5.5-6.5 mm (2)
Identification
The most distinctive character that sets this species apart from all other Lamiinae found in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is the exceptionally long “flying” hairs that arise from most parts on the body. These hairs are especially conspicuous on the elytra and legs. (2)
Range
Southmost TX (Cameron, Hidalgo, and Zapata Counties) south to Mexico (Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, and Veracruz), and Nicaragua - Map (3)(2)(4)
Season
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
March (1), April (3), May (15), June (5), July (1), August (1), Sept (1), Oct (5), Nov (2), Dec (1). (2)
Food
Willow (Salix) is the common element in all the biological notes published on this species. (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Brownsville, Texas (Esperanza Ranch) (Schaeffer 1904)
Texas considers this a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (5)
Print References
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose, and R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 44(13): 283-334. (3)
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (2)
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