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Species Anelaphus niveivestitus

Anelaphus niveivestitus (Schaeffer) - Anelaphus niveivestitus Anelaphus niveivestitus Anelaphus niveivestitus
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 Elaphidiini
Genus Anelaphus
Species niveivestitus (Anelaphus niveivestitus)
Other Common Names
Texas Ash Borer (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anelaphus niveivestitus (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Elaphidion niveivestitum Schaeffer 1905
Explanation of Names
niveivestitum (L). 'snow coated' (2)
10-12 mm (Schaeffer 1905)
Endemic to Texas. Rio Grande Valley, Welder Wildlife Refuge (Hovore et al. 1987), and Palmetto State Park (Taber & Fleenor 2005)
April-July (Hovore et al. 1987)
Beaten from ash, hackberry, and tepehuaje (Hovore et al. 1987)
Life Cycle
Commonly attracted to lights, also attracted to fermenting molasses bait (Hovore et al. 1987)
Type Locality: Esperanza Ranch, Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas (Schaeffer 1905)
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, 20 figs.
Schaeffer, C. 1905. Some additional new genera and species of Coleoptera found within the limit of the United States. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(7): 141-179. (Full Text)
Taber, S.W. & S.B. Fleenor. 2005. Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock. 309 pp. (1)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian, USNM
Works Cited
1.Invertebrates Of Central Texas Wetlands
Stephen Welton Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2005. Texas Tech University Press.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.