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Species Aegomorphus modestus

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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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
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)
Size
10-16 mm(1)
Identification
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)
Range
e. NA (QC-FL to ND-TX); Bahamas(2)(3)
Food
larvae feed in soft, decaying hardwoods of many spp. as well as pines(1)
Remarks
fairly common; attracted to UV lights and bait traps(1)
Internet References
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.