Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strangalia luteicornis (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Leptura luteicornis Fabricius 1775
Leptura luticornis, Ophistomis eversa, Ophistomis carolinae, Ophistomis luteicornis, Strangalina luteicornis
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
Adults take nectar and/or pollen at flowers, are said to be especially fond of sumac.
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.
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.