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Species Aegomorphus morrisii

Longhorned Beetle -- P6173982 - Aegomorphus morrisii
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 Acanthoderini
Genus Aegomorphus
Species morrisii (Aegomorphus morrisii)
Other Common Names
tupelo borer (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aegomorphus morrisii (Uhler)
Orig. Comb: Acanthoderes morrisii Uhler 1855
Syn: morrisi (spelling)
Explanation of Names
apparent patronym for Rev. Francis Orpen Morris (1810–1893), Irish ornithologist and entomologist
4 spp. n. of Mex.
20-26 mm (2)

Det. T. MacRae, 2010
e. N. Amer. (scattered locations) (1), reported only from a few widely scattered areas in eastern North America including SC, MO, PA, CAN, AR, MS, FL. Plus TX (E.G. Riley, pers. comm.)
Jun-Jul (3)
larvae feed on tupelo - Nyssa spp. (Cornaceae) (3)
rare, localized (3)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.