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Species Plinthocoelium suaveolens - Bumelia Borer

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Callichromatini
Genus Plinthocoelium
Species suaveolens (Bumelia Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plinthocoelium suaveolens (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Cerambyx suaveolens Linnaeus 1768
Two spp. n. of Mex. recognized, but P. schwarzi may actually be a subspecies.
25-40 mm
Large, metallic green, bronze, or blue (highly variable). Femora red.
se US to AZ / Mex. - Map (GBIF, BG data)
mostly May-Aug (GBIF, BG data)
Life Cycle
Larvae are trunk and root borers of Tupelo (Nyssa), Gum Bully (Sideroxylon (=Bumelia)), and Mulberry (Morus).
Adults are attracted to UV lights and rarely to bait.
See Also
Plinthocoelium schwarzi (Fisher) - has dark upper femora
- Range: s. TX
Det. D. Heffern, 2009
Print References
Yanega, p. 52, figs. 219a-b (1)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2007
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.