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Species Typocerus velutinus - Banded Longhorn Beetle

Typocerus Velutinus - Typocerus velutinus Banded Longhorn? - Typocerus velutinus Hydrangea Visitor for ID - Typocerus velutinus Flower Longhorn - Typocerus velutinus Unidentified insect 0628202001 - Typocerus velutinus Banded Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus velutinus)? - Typocerus velutinus - male - female Cerambycidae - Typocerus velutinus - Banded longhorn? - Typocerus velutinus Flower Longhorns Genus Typocerus - Typocerus velutinus
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 velutinus (Banded Longhorn Beetle)
Other Common Names
Longicorne a bandes (French)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Typocerus velutinus (Olivier, 1795). Synonyms, etc.:
Typocerus velutina (spelling/gender)
Explanation of Names
"velutinus" (L). for 'downy', referring to hairs.
Two subspecies (ITIS):
Typocerus velutinus nobilis (Newman, 1841)
Typocerus velutinus velutinus (Olivier, 1795)
8-14 mm
Pattern usually distinctive: broad yellow bands on a chestnut background. Sometimes bands are weak. Tends to be larger than several of the other common Flower Longhorns.
e. North America - Map (1), common to abundant throughout much of range, though scare along Gulf coast
Fields, openings, with flowers, adjacent to woodlands.
Late spring-summer. May-August (North Carolina). May-September (northeastern United States)
Adults take nectar and pollen.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on decaying hardwoods such as oak, hickory. Adults usually found in daytime, but do come to lights, so probably somewhat nocturnal.
See Also
other members of Typocerus--zebra, acuticauda, deceptus
Print References
Brimley, p. 213 (2)
Dillon, p. 611, plate LX (3)
Papp, p. 215 (suggested common name), fig. 719 (4)
Yanega, p. 42, plate 9 (5)
Internet References
Insects of Quebec--good photos of specimens (French)
Works Cited
1.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
4.Introduction to North American Beetles
Charles S. Papp. 1984. Entomography Pubns.
5.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.