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Species Mecas marginella

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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 Phytoeciini
Genus Mecas
Species marginella (Mecas marginella)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mecas marginella LeConte 1873
Numbers
10 spp. (in 2 subgenera) n. of Mex. (1)
Identification
femora not pale reddish, pronotum without two small glabrous spots, elytral suture and outer edge margined with bright white or yellow pubescence (2)
Range
se US to NM (Hovore et al. 1987)
Season
March to June (Hovore et al. 1987),(2)
Food
larvae bore into many spp. of herbaceous plants,
adults asso. w/ many wildflowers (2)
Print References
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-344, 20 figs.
LeConte, J.L. 1873. New species of North American Coleoptera prepared for the Smithsonian Institution. Part II. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 264(2): 169-348.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.