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Species Ecyrus penicillatus

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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 Ecyrus
Species penicillatus (Ecyrus penicillatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Ecyrus fasciatus Hamilton
Explanation of Names
Ecyrus penicillatus Bates 1880
penicill (L). a pencil, brush (1)
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
body length 7.0-10.5 mm (Riley & King, 2009)
Identification
uncommon sp. resembles a bird dropping when resting on dead twigs or in a death-feigning posture (legs and antennae drawn tight to the body) on the beating sheet (3)
Range
Known Range: Brownsville area of Texas (Cameron County) south through much of Mexico (Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz). (Riley & King, 2009)
Habitat
palm forest in U.S.
Season
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
May (12), June (9), July (3), August (1), September (2), October (5). (Riley & King, 2009)
Food
Larval Host: Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano, Fabaceae) (4)
Most material beaten from dead branches of Celtis or Salix (3)
Remarks
attracted to lights (3)
Print References
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & 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.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.
Rice, M.E., R.H. Turnbow, and R.T. Hovore. 1985. Biological and distributional observations on Cerambycidae from the southwestern United States (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin 39(1): 18-24.
Townsend, C.H.T. 1902. Contribution to a knowledge of the coleopterous fauna of the lower Rio Grande valley in Texas and Tamaulipas, the biological notes and special reference to geological distribution. Transactions of the Texas Academy of Science 5:49-101. (Full Text)
Internet References
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.
3.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.
4.Biological and distributional observations on Cerambycidae from the southwestern United States.
Rice, M.E., R.H. Turnbow, Jr. & F.T. Hovore. 1985. The Coleopterists Bulletin 39(1): 18-24.