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Species Typocerus sinuatus - Notch-Tipped Flower Longhorn

Typocerus sinuatus (Newman) - Typocerus sinuatus Unknown beetle - Typocerus sinuatus Typocerus sinuatus (I think)  - Typocerus sinuatus Typocerus sinuatus Typocerus sinuatus Beetle on stinging nettle - Typocerus sinuatus Blunt-tipped Flower Longhorn - Typocerus sinuatus Beetle on A. humistrata - Typocerus sinuatus
Classification
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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Typocerus
Species sinuatus (Notch-Tipped Flower Longhorn)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Typocerus sinuatus (Newman)
Orig. Comb: Leptura sinuata Newman 1841
Syn: Typocerus brunnicornis LeConte 1873
Explanation of Names
Sinuata refers to shape of elytral tips.
Numbers
15 spp. in genus Typocerus n. of Mex. (1)
Size
9-14 mm (2)
Identification
Elytral tips notched (sinuate). See photos. Typocerus octonotatus is very similar and has been confused in the literature. See Yanega (2) for a discussion and color photographs.

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2010
Range
se US to NM & CO (NM-FL-NC-CO) (3),(4),(BG data)
Habitat
Fields with flowers
Season
Apr-June (BG data), Full: March-August (5)
Food
Adults take nectar and/or pollen.
Larval feeding habits unknown (5)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid on and larvae feed on decaying wood. Larvae overwinter in wood.
Remarks
uncommon (2)
Print References
Dillon, p. 614 plate LXI, #9--actually Typocerus octonotatus? (6)
Yanega, p. 42, plate 9--fig. 95 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
6.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.