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Species Typocerus zebra - Zebra Longhorn Beetle

Zebra Longhorn - Typocerus zebra Zebra Longhorn on a Daisy Fleabane blossom - Typocerus zebra Cerambycid? - Typocerus zebra Typocerus zebra Zebra Longhorn - Typocerus zebra flower longhorn - Typocerus zebra Chestnut Bark Borer - Strophiona nitens - Typocerus zebra Typocerus zebra? - Typocerus zebra
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Typocerus
Species zebra (Zebra Longhorn Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Typocerus zebra (Olivier 1795)
10-16 mm(1)
Pattern is distinctive. Small triangular yellow marks at base of elytra.
e US (NJ-FL to OH-eTX)(2)
adults on flowers, larvae in decaying pine logs/stumps(2)
North Carolina: Apr-Jul at lower elevations, May-Jun in mountains(3)
See Also
Strophiona nitens (Forster)
- Range: mostly NE US
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2014
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.