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Subfamily Lepturinae - Flower Longhorn Beetles

longhorned beetle - Stenocorus schaumii Anastranglia on Fremontodendron - Anastrangalia laetifica - female Lepturini ? - Pachyta armata Stenocorus species? - Stenocorus obtusus Cerambycinae? - Cortodera beetle - Typocerus Rhagium inquisitor Another bycid from Cliffdell - Etorofus propinquus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorn Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
tribal arrangement per(1)
Explanation of Names
Lepturinae Latreille 1802
Numbers
a large group, richly represented in the n. hemisphere: 6 tribes with 200 spp. in ~60 genera in our area and ~360 spp. in ~80 genera in the New World(1); 9 tribes worldwide(2)
Identification
They resemble Cerambycinae in having the terminal segment of the maxillary palps blunt or truncate at the apex. They differ from them in having the coxae conical and the bases of the antennae are usually not surrounded by the eyes. Many Lepturinae have the elytra tapering posteriorly and/or the pronotum narrower than the base of the elytra, giving them a rather broad shouldered appearance.
Keys to the Pacific Northwest spp. in (3)
Life Cycle
for flower associations see (4)
Works Cited
1.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.The Lepturine Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae: Lepturinae) of the Pacific Northwest
Phil Schapker. 2017. Oregon State Arthropod Collection.
4.Flower records for anthophilous Cerambycidae in a southwestern Michigan woodland.
Gosling, D.C.L. 1984. Great Lakes Entomologist 17(2): 79–82.