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Genus Placosternus

Placosternus difficilis Placosternus - Placosternus difficilis Yellow and Black beetle - Placosternus beetle - Placosternus difficilis Beetle borer of some sort? - Placosternus erythropus Megacyllene caryae? - Placosternus difficilis What bug is this? - Placosternus difficilis * - Placosternus difficilis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Placosternus
Explanation of Names
Placosternus Hopping 1937
2 spp. in our area, 4 spp. in the New World(1)
Separated from Megacyllene by the basal antennomere lacking a spine. (2)
so. US (FL-CA) to Venezuela-Colombia(1)
See Also
Megacyllene widespread
Works Cited
1.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
2.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.