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Species Mecas linsleyi

Mecas linsleyi Knull - Mecas linsleyi Mecas linsleyi Knull - Mecas linsleyi
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 linsleyi (Mecas linsleyi)
Explanation of Names
Mecas linsleyi Knull 1974
Patronym for Dr. E. Gorton Linsley [1910-2000]
Size
11-12 mm (Knull 1974)
Range
Starr and Hidalgo Counties in southmost Texas (1), plus n. Mex. (2)
Season
Mar-May (1), plus Oct. (BG data)
Food
Adults taken in several locations, always in asso. w/ Chloracantha (=Aster) spinosa, its probable larval host plant (1)
C. spinosa - USDA Plants Database
Remarks
Type Locality: Bentsen-RGV State Park, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX
Type male and allotype female and paratypes collected on the foliage of Mexican devil-weed (Aster spinosus Benth.) in Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, March 26, 1954. Other paratypes collected under similar conditions March 24 and 28, 1954. (Knull 1974)
See Also
similar to M. pergrata but note banded antennae (1)

M. pergrata (Say)
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. & E.G. Linsley . 1973. The genus Mecas LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 39: 141-184.
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. (1)
Knull, J.N. 1975. A new species of Mecas from Texas. Ohio Journal of Science, 75(3): 130-131. Full PDF
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.
2.The Cerambycidae of North America, Part VII, No. 2: ... subfamily Lamiinae, tribes Acanthocinini through Hemilophini.
E. Gorton Linsley & John A. Chemsak. 1995. University of California Publications in Entomology 114: 1-292.