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Species Tetraopes thermophilus

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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 Tetraopini
Genus Tetraopes (Milkweed Longhorns)
Species thermophilus (Tetraopes thermophilus)
Explanation of Names
Tetraopes thermophilus Chevrolat 1861
thermophilus (G). 'heat loving' (1)
Size
8-14 mm (2)
Identification
mid-pronotal callus with sharp, nearly parallel edges
antennae without long setae, ant. tips not pointed

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2017
Range
se TX to C. Amer. (2)(3)(4)(5)
Season
Sept-Oct (BG data)
Food
Unknown (2), Zizotes Milkweed (Asclepias oenotheroides) (4)(BG data)
Remarks
Type Locality: Veracruz, Mexico (2)
See Also
Tetraopes mandibularis Chemsak 1963 - Uncommon
Range: w. OK and TX panhandle (6)(7)(3)
Host: Broadleaf Milkweed - Asclepias latifolia (6)(7)
Print References
Linsley E.G., Chemsak J.A. 1995. The Cerambycidae of North America. Part 7, No. 2: Taxonomy and Classification of the Subfamily Lamiinae, Tribes Acanthocinini through Hemilophini. University of California Press, Berkeley. 114: xi + 292 pp., 55 figs. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.
3.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)
4.University of Texas Insect Collection (UTIC)
5.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
6.Biological and distributional observations on Cerambycidae from the southwestern United States.
Rice, M.E., R.H. Turnbow, Jr. & F.T. Hovore. 1985. The Coleopterists Bulletin 39(1): 18-24.
7.The timing of insect/plant diversification: might Tetraopes (Col.: Cerambycidae) and Asclepias (Asclepiadaceae) have co-evolved?
Farrell B.D., Mitter C. 1998. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 63: 553–577.