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Species Tragidion coquus

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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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Tragidion
Species coquus (Tragidion coquus)
Explanation of Names
Tragidion coquus (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
15-25 mm(1)
Identification
amount of orange on the elytra highly variable
Range
e US to NM-CO (NH-FL to CO-NM)(2)
Habitat
in north-central TX, adults taken from many plants, including Thurberia, Salix, Helianthus, Grindelia, Prionopsis(3)
Season
mostly Sept-Oct (3)(BG data)
Food
Larvae develop in Quercus and Celtis(4)
adults perhaps most commonly associated with Spanish gold (Prionopsis) in north-central TX where dozens were seen feeding and mating on the dying blossoms during September and October (3)
Remarks
One hundred and eighty-seven specimens examined from north-central TX (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A review of the genus Tragidion Audinet-Serville, 1834 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)
Swift I., Ray A.M. 2008. Zootaxa 1892: 1-25.
3.The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas.
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.