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Genus Mecas

Mecas cana saturnina (LeConte) - Mecas cana Longhorn? - Mecas bicallosa Cerambycidae -- ? - Mecas marginella Mecas confusa Chemsak & Linsley - Mecas confusa Mecas cana saturnina (LeConte) - Mecas cana Mecas confusa Chemsak & Linsley - Mecas confusa Longhorn, Mecas bicallosa? - Mecas bicallosa Saperda maybe? - Mecas pergrata
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 Phytoeciini
Genus Mecas
Explanation of Names
Mecas LeConte, 1852
Numbers
10 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, 18 spp. 3 subgenera (of which two monotypic) total(1)
Range
so. US to Honduras, most diverse in Mexico(1)
Food
on Asteraceae
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. and E.G. Linsley. 1973. The genus Mecas LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 39: 141-184.
LeConte, J.L. 1852. An attempt to classify the longicorn Coleoptera of the part of America north of Mexico. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 2(2): 139-178.
Martin, J.O. 1924. Studies in the genus Mecas. Entomolological News, 35(1): 244-245.