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Genus Mecas

Mecas marginella LeConte - Mecas marginella Mecas cineracea Casey  - Mecas cineracea Saperda maybe? - Mecas pergrata Mecas pergrata? - Mecas pergrata Cerambycidae - Mecas cineracea - Longhorn beetle? - Mecas cineracea Family Cerambycidae Genus Mecas - Mecas cana Mecas pergrata Mecas - Mecas cineracea
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
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
See Also
some members of other lamiine genera may be easily confused with the uniformly colored Mecas spp., such as:
Saperda inornata (thinner antennae, tarsal claws edentate)
Dectes spp. (prothorax w/lateral spines)
...and a number of others
Print References
Chemsak J.A., Linsley E.G. (1973) The genus Mecas LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 39: 141-184.