Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Elytroleptus

Elytroleptus floridanus Elytroleptus apicalis (LeConte) - Elytroleptus apicalis Elytroleptus limpianus Skiles & Chemsak - Elytroleptus limpianus Elytroleptus floridanus - in the back yard. - Elytroleptus floridanus Elytroleptus ignitus (LeConte) - Elytroleptus ignitus Elytroleptus apicalis (LeConte) - Elytroleptus apicalis Elytroleptus luteus Beetle - Elytroleptus apicalis
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 Elytroleptus
Explanation of Names
Elytroleptus Dug├Ęs, 1879
8 spp. in our area, 18 spp. total(1)
ON & e. US to TX-AZ to Honduras (most diverse in Mexico); in our area, E. floridanus is eastern, the rest are restricted to sw. US (TX-AZ)(1)
larval habits unknown(2)
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. and E.G. Linsley. 1965. A revised key to the species of Elytroleptus with notes on variation and geographical distribution. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 41(3): 193-199.
Grzymala, T. & K.B. Miller. 2013. Taxonomic revision and phylogenertic analysis of the genus Elytroleptus Duges (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini). Zootaxa, 3659: 1-62.
Works Cited
1.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
2.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.