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Species Strangalia luteicornis

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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 Strangalia
Species luteicornis (Strangalia luteicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strangalia luteicornis (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Leptura luteicornis Fabricius 1775
Leptura luticornis, Ophistomis eversa, Ophistomis carolinae, Ophistomis luteicornis, Strangalina luteicornis
Explanation of Names
luteicornis (L). 'yellow horn' (1)
9-14 mm
A zebra-striped Strangalia. Pattern is bold. Background is yellowish. Resembles some Typocerus, but note the body shape. Very common.
e US (TX-FL-NH-IA) (BG data); Ontario
Deciduous forests and edges
May-July (BG data)
Adults take nectar and/or pollen at flowers, are said to be especially fond of sumac.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on decaying wood of several deciduous trees and woody vines such as Viburnum, Grapes (Vitis), Beech (Fagus) and Elm (Ulmus).. Adults attracted to UV light.
Most common Strangalia in Durham, North Carolina. Resembles zebra-striped Typocerus spp. Is this a mimicry complex? Perhaps they all mimic hymenopterans.

Holotype as Leptura luteicornis by Fabricius, 1775. Type Locality: Carolina. In the British Museum on Natural History, London, England.
Holotype as Ophistomis carolinae by Casey, 1913. Type Locality: South Carolina. In the United States National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
Syntype as Ophistomis eversa by Casey, 1913. Type Locality: Illinois. In the United States National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
Print References
Dillon, p. 623, plate LXII #2 (2)
Yanega, p. 39, fig. 56 (3)
Papp, pp. 218-219, fig. 729 (4)
Arnett, p. 300, fig. 702 (5)
Systema Entomologiae, 1775 by Fabricius, pg. 197.
Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1847-50, Series 2 Vol. 1 by LeConte, pg. 329.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1872, Vol. 4 by Rogers, pg. 119.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1886, Vol. 13 by Horn, pg. 139.
Coleoptera or Beetles Known to Occur in Indiana, 1910 by Blatchley, pg. 1051.
Memoirs on the Coleoptera, 1913, Vol. 4 by Casey, pg. 277.
Entomological News, 1925, Vol. 36 by Champlain et al., pg. 108.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 1971, Vol. 25 #2 by Wilson, pg. 62.
The Great Lakes Entomologist, 1977, Vol. 10 #1 by Gosling & Gosling, pg. 7.
Beetles of Eastern North America, 2014 by Evans, pg. 399.
Internet References
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection has 113 pinned, including specimens from that state.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
4.Introduction to North American Beetles
Charles S. Papp. 1984. Entomography Pubns.
5.How to Know the Beetles
Ross H. Arnett, N. M. Downie, H. E. Jaques. 1980. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.