Species Typocerus velutinus - Banded Longhorn Beetle
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)
Species velutinus (Banded Longhorn Beetle)
Other Common Names
Longicorne a bandes (French)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
, 1795). Synonyms, etc.:
Typocerus velutina (spelling/gender)
Explanation of Names
"velutinus" (L). 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.
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.
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 (3)
Papp, p. 215 (suggested common name), fig. 719 (4)
Yanega, p. 42, plate 9 (5)
Insects of Quebec
--good photos of specimens (French)
|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.