Other Common Names
Longicorne a bandes (French)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
, 1795). Synonyms, etc.:
Typocerus velutina (spelling/gender)
Explanation of Names
Species name "velutinus" is Latin for downy, referring to hairs.
Typocerus velutinus nobilis (Newman, 1841)
Typocerus velutinus velutinus (Olivier, 1795)
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.
Eastern North America--common to abundant throughout much of range
Fields, openings, with flowers, adjacent to woodlands.
Late spring-summer. May-August (North Carolina). May-September (northeastern United States)
Adults take nectar and pollen.
Larvae feed on decaying hardwoods such as oak, hickory. Adults usually found in daytime, but do come to lights, so probably somewhat nocturnal.
other members of Typocerus--zebra, acuticauda, deceptus
Dillon, p. 611, plate LX (2)
Papp, p. 215 (suggested common name), fig. 719 (3)
Yanega, p. 42, plate 9 (4)
Insects of Quebec
--good photos of specimens (French)