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Species Aegomorphus modestus

Aegomorphus morrisi - Aegomorphus modestus Stippled Longhorn - Aegomorphus modestus Long-horned Beetle - Aegomorphus modestus Aegomorphus modestus? - Aegomorphus modestus Aegomorphus modestus Aegomorphus modestus Aegomorphus modestus July Longhorn 1 - Aegomorphus modestus
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Acanthoderini
Genus Aegomorphus
Species modestus (Aegomorphus modestus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aegomorphus decipiens Haldeman
Explanation of Names
Aegomorphus modestus (Gyllenhal in Schoenherr 1817)
10-16 mm(1)
somewhat variable in coloration, but the combination of the "M"-shaped elytral markings on a mottled background and strong lateral pronotal spines are distinctive(1)
e. NA (QC-FL to ND-TX); Bahamas(2)(3)
Deciduous forests
larvae feed in soft, decaying hardwoods of many spp. as well as pines(1)
fairly common; attracted to UV lights and bait traps(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.