Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Ecyrus fasciatus Hamilton
Explanation of Names
Ecyrus penicillatus Bates 1880
penicill (L). a pencil, brush (1)
body length 7.0-10.5 mm (Riley & King, 2009)
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)
Known Range: Brownsville area of Texas (Cameron County) south through much of Mexico (Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz). (Riley & King, 2009)
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
May (12), June (9), July (3), August (1), September (2), October (5). (Riley & King, 2009)
Larval Host: Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano
, Fabaceae) (4)
Most material beaten from dead branches of Celtis
or Salix (3)
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