Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Typocerus

Banded Longhorn? - Typocerus velutinus Gold and Black Bug - Typocerus zebra Beetle - Typocerus velutinus possible long-horned beetle - Typocerus sparsus Yellow-dotted flower longhorn beetle - Typocerus Typocerus ......octonotus - Typocerus Zebra? - Typocerus zebra Typocerus . . . ??? - Typocerus zebra
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorn Beetles)
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)