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Species Typocerus zebra - Zebra Longhorn

Zebra Longhorn? - Typocerus zebra BG2126 E0368 - Typocerus zebra BG2126 E0368 - Typocerus zebra Typocerus zebra Beetles mating on flower - Typocerus zebra - male - female Typocerus zebra? - Typocerus zebra Zebra Longhorn? - Typocerus zebra Typocerus?? Longhorn - 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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Typocerus
Species zebra (Zebra Longhorn)
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.