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Photo#386774
Longhorned Beetle - Oberea praelonga

Longhorned Beetle - Oberea praelonga
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
April 19, 2010
Size: 13.5mm BL
Found on Pear tree & further id appreciated.

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great to see a name on it!
i stared at the pix for quite a while and failed to make up my mind... didn't have the experience or the guts to make a call

Moved
Moved from Oberea.

Oberea
The only one in the guide with three pronotal markings like yours is O. perspicillata. I do not have a ton of experience with this genus, however.

 
From Dr. Terence Schiefer
Your Cerambycid appears to be Oberea praelonga. This species is quite
variable in coloration. Compared to your specimen,the elytra sometimes
are paler down the middle,the antenna are sometimes paler toward the tip,the legs are often pale,the basal pronotal spot is sometimes
reduced or missing,the head is sometimes pale and sometimes some
abdominal segments are often paler.Most Ms. specimens are on the
pale side rather than dark like yours.Specimen also sent to Dr. Schiefer at Ms. State.

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