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Species Tetraopes basalis

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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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Tetraopini
Genus Tetraopes (Milkweed Longhorns)
Species basalis (Tetraopes basalis)
Explanation of Names
Tetraopes basalis LeConte 1852
Size
12-15 mm
Range
so. OR & CA; the most common species west of the Sierra Nevada(1)(2)
Season
May-Aug (BG data)
Food
Hosts: Woollypod Milkweed, Asclepias eriocarpa(2)
Print References
Farrell, B.D., and C. Mitter. 1998. The timing of insect/plant diversification: might Tetraopes (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and Asclepias (Asclepiadaceae) have co-evolved? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 63: 553–577. (2)
LeConte, J.L. 1852. An attempt to classify the longicorn Coleoptera of the part of America, north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (2)2: 139-178.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.California Insects
Jerry A. Powell, Charles L. Hogue. 1989. University of California Press.
2.The timing of insect/plant diversification: might Tetraopes (Col.: Cerambycidae) and Asclepias (Asclepiadaceae) have co-evolved?
Farrell B.D., Mitter C. 1998. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 63: 553–577.