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Species Sphaenothecus bilineatus

Unknown Cerambycid Beetle - Sphaenothecus bilineatus Sphaenothecus bivittata Dupont - Sphaenothecus bilineatus Cerambycid - Sphaenothecus bilineatus Flat elongated black insect with 2 pale stripes and long antennae - Sphaenothecus bilineatus beetle - Sphaenothecus bilineatus Sphaenothecus bivittatus? - Sphaenothecus bilineatus - male Sphaenothecus bilineatus - male Sphaenothecus bilineatus
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Sphaenothecus
Species bilineatus (Sphaenothecus bilineatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphaenothecus bivittatus Dupont 1838
Explanation of Names
Sphaenothecus bilineatus (Gory 1831)
s. CA-TX-OK / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Larval hosts: Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) and Roses (Rosa spp.)(3)
Life Cycle
Males position themselves on the highest tips of branches on flowering shrubs or small trees and keep lookout for females. Their long thin antennae wave in the wind. When females arrive, the males are quick to take action and they frequently mate while the females feed.(4)
See Also
Lophalia cyanicollis (Dupont)
- Range: AZ(?), southmost TX
Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008