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Species Megacyllene decora - Amorpha Borer

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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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Megacyllene
Species decora (Amorpha Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megacyllene decora (Olivier) 1795
numerous synonyms due to this species' variability
Explanation of Names
decora - Latin for 'elegant' (1)
Size
12-25 mm(2)
Identification
Extremely variable

basal yellow bands mostly fused (left) (2)
Range
e. NA to TX-AB
Season
Jun-Oct (2)(3)
Food
Larvae bore in the stems of Amorpha fruticosa, the False Indigo(2)(3), adults common on Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) in the fall
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.