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Species Purpuricenus opacus

Purpuricenus opacus  (Knull) - Purpuricenus opacus - male Purpuricenus opacus (Knull) - Purpuricenus opacus - female
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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Purpuricenus (Purplescent Longhorn Beetles)
Species opacus (Purpuricenus opacus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Purpuricenus opacus (Knull)
Orig. Comb: Tragidion opacum Knull 1937
13-19 mm(1)
distinguished from other N. Amer. Purpuricenus by its brunneus to dull-orange elytra with at most the apical one-third black(1)
w. TX: Davis Mountains(1)
a large series collected in fermenting bait traps in a dry oak woodland dominated by Quercus emoryi, Q. vaseyana, Juniper deppeana, Pinus remota(1)
Late June to late July(1)
Larval hosts unknown; adults have only been beaten from oaks (Quercus)(1)
Life Cycle
most frequently collected from fermenting traps(1)
Rare in dry years(1); a large series collected in fermenting bait traps placed in a dry oak/juniper/pine woodland at Davis Mountains Resort, Limpia Canyon at Yellow Knife Trail, 1769 m (5800 ft)
Print References
Knull, J.N. 1937. Notes on Coleoptera with descriptions of new species (Buprestidae and Cerambycidae). Entomol. News, 48(2): 36-42.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Review of the genus Purpuricenus Dejean (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in North America
MacRae T.C. 2000. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 76: 137-169.