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Genus Typocerus

longhorned beetle - Typocerus velutinus Banded Longhorn? - Typocerus velutinus Cerambycidae, pronotum, lateral - Typocerus acuticauda Unkown beetle #1 - Typocerus velutinus Yellow Soldier Beetles - Typocerus balteatus Longhorn in milkweed - Typocerus velutinus Banded longhorns mating - Typocerus - male - female Typocerus - Typocerus velutinus
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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Typocerus
Explanation of Names
Typocerus LeConte 1850
'flat-horned'
Numbers
15 spp. total, all in our area(1)(2)
Size
8-16 mm
Range
e. & c. NA (more diverse in se. US), one sp. in the Rockies, as follows:(1)(3)(4)(5)
T. acuticauda, T. velutinus e. NA
T. lugubris, T. octonotatus, T. zebra e. US & ON
T. lunulatus e. US (PA-MO to FL-TX)
T. sparsa QC-MB & Great Lakes area
T. confluens MB & c. US
T. deceptus PA-IN-FL
T. sinuatus s.-c. US
T. badius GA-FL
T. fulvocinctus FL
T. balteatus NT-AB-AZ
T. gloriosus CO-UT-NM-AZ
T. serraticornis ID-OR to CO-NV
Habitat
larvae in rotting wood, often pines; T. octonotatus is borer of native grasses(3)
Season
typically May-Aug, in south, Apr-Jul