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Subspecies Molorchus bimaculatus semiustus

Molorchus bimaculatus Say (reddish form) - Molorchus bimaculatus - female Molorchus bimaculatus Say (reddish form) - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus Say (reddish form) - Molorchus bimaculatus - male Molorchus bimaculatus semiustus Newman - Molorchus bimaculatus - 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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Molorchini
Genus Molorchus
Species bimaculatus (Molorchus bimaculatus)
Subspecies semiustus (Molorchus bimaculatus semiustus)
Explanation of Names
Molorchus bimaculatus semiustus Newman 1840
semiustus (L). 'semi scorched, browned' (1)
se US (TX-FL-GA-MO) / Cuba (2)(3)(4)(2)
Mar-May (5)(BG data)
larvae develop in Crataegus, Carya, Vitis (2)(5)
Life Cycle
adults often come to dogwood (Cornus) flowers (2)(5)
Type Locality: St. Johns Bluff, Duval Co., FL
Print References
Newman, E. 1840. Entomological Notes. Entomologist, London 2: 17-32.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Biological and distributional observations on North American Cerambycidae (Coleoptera)
MacRae T.C., Rice M.E. 2007. Col. Bull. 61: 227–263.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.