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Genus Saperda

Gray and orange cerambycid - Saperda tridentata Saperda lateralis Cerambycidae: Unknown Specimen - Saperda calcarata Longhorn Beetle - Saperda tridentata Saperda horni Large yellow & brown striped beetle - Saperda candida Saperda candida Beetle - Saperda obliqua
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 Saperdini
Genus Saperda
Explanation of Names
Saperda Fabricius 1775
Greek saperdes 'a kind of fish'(1) (obscure connotation; may refer to coloration of a European member of the genus)
Numbers
in the New World, 2 subgenera with 15 spp. (all but one in the nominate subgenus), all in our area(2), 43 spp. total(3)
Identification
detailed treatment in(4)
Range
holarctic & Oriental, 2/3 spp. in Eurasia(3); in our area, most spp. are eastern(2); all occur in Canada(5) but only 6 reach FL(6) (vs. 9 in MS)
Remarks
economically important groups; at least 7 spp. in our area are capable to inflict serious to devastating damage to poplars, hickory, American elm, basswood, apple, and some other trees(7)