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Species Dendrobias mandibularis - Dendrobius mandibularis

Trachyderes mandibularis - Dendrobias mandibularis - male Trachideres mandibularis  - Dendrobias mandibularis Longhorned Beetle? - Dendrobias mandibularis - female Long-jawed Longhorn -  - Dendrobias mandibularis Trachyderes m. mandibularis Dupont - Dendrobias mandibularis - female Beetle - Dendrobias mandibularis Trachyderes mandibularis? - Dendrobias mandibularis Trachyderes mandibularis? - Dendrobias mandibularis
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 Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Dendrobias
Species mandibularis (Dendrobius mandibularis)
Other Common Names
Long-jawed Longhorn Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trachyderes (Dendrobias) mandibularis Dupont (1)
Explanation of Names
Dendrobias mandibularis Dupont in Audinet-Serville 1834
mandibularis refers to particularly long mandibles in males
3 named sspp., all in our area(2)
17-32 mm
Distinctive, but variable:
s. CA to sw. LA, s. FL / Mex. to Honduras - Map (2)(1)(3), mostly: AZ, TX, FL
Apr-Nov in TX (BG data)
Hosts: Citrus, Parkinsonia, Salix(4), Celtis(5)
Print References
Goldsmith S.K. 1985. Male dimorphism in Dendrobias mandibularis Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 58: 534-538.
Goldsmith S.K. 1987. The mating system and alternative reproductive behaviors of Dendrobias mandibularis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 20: 111-115.
Goldsmith, S.K. and J. Alcock. 1993. The mating chances of small males of the cerambycid beetle Trachyderes mandibularis differ in different environments (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 6(3): 351-360.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn 2009
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.The Cerambycidae of North America. Part III. ...subfamily Cerambycinae, tribes Opsimini through Megaderini
E.G. Linsley. 1962. University of California Publications in Entomology 20: 1-188.
5.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.