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Species Brachyleptura vagans

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Classification
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 Brachyleptura
Species vagans (Brachyleptura vagans)
Explanation of Names
Brachyleptura vagans (Olivier 1795)
vagans = 'vagrant'
Size
8-12 mm
Identification
Amount of red on elytra variable but the umbone black. Typocerus lugubris is similarly colored, sometimes with umbone red but all-black antennae (vs banded in B. vagans). B. champlaini is very similar to B. vagans. See(1)
Range
e. N. America(2)
Season
Apr-Aug; May-Jul in NC
Life Cycle
Larvae in decaying hardwoods and conifers(1)
See Also

Stictoleptura canadensis