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Genus Mecas

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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
10 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, 18 spp. 3 subgenera (of which two monotypic) total(1)
so. US to Honduras, most diverse in Mexico(1)
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.