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Species Strangalia luteicornis

Long-legged spotted beetle - Strangalia luteicornis - male Flower Longhorns - Strangalia luteicornis Strangalia luteicornis Strangalia luteicornis Strangalia luteicornis? - Strangalia luteicornis Strangalia luteicornis Strangalia luteicornis Strangalia luteicornis
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 Strangalia
Species luteicornis (Strangalia luteicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strangalia luteicornis (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Leptura luteicornis Fabricius 1775
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)
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. 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.
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)
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.