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Species Typocerus velutinus - Banded Longhorn

Longhorned Beetle - Typocerus velutinus Longhorned Beetle - Typocerus velutinus flower longhorn - Typocerus velutinus Zebra longhorn maybe? - Typocerus velutinus Beetle - Typocerus velutinus Typocerus velutinus - Banded Longhorn - Typocerus velutinus - male - female Banded longhorn flower beetle - Typocerus velutinus - male - female 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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Typocerus
Species velutinus (Banded Longhorn)
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
Species name "velutinus" is Latin 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.
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.
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 (1)
Dillon, p. 611, plate LX (2)
Papp, p. 215 (suggested common name), fig. 719 (3)
Yanega, p. 42, plate 9 (4)
Internet References
Insects of Quebec--good photos of specimens (French)
Works Cited
1.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Introduction to North American Beetles
Charles S. Papp. 1984. Entomography Pubns.
4.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.