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Species Strangalia famelica

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Strangalia
Species famelica (Strangalia famelica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1841 by Edward Newman as Strangalia famelica
Explanation of Names
famelica is Latin for "famished, starved", likely referring to the attenuated abdomen (the very next description in Newman's article was Strangalia emaciata).
10-17 mm
Antennae black, elytra variable but has at least two pairs of dark spots. Tip of abdomen is extended in male. Abdomen of female is usually reddish (1). Note strong the sexual dimorphism--male has a long, attenuated abdominal tip.
subspecies famelica: east of Appalachian mountains, esp. along Atlantic coast
subspecies solitaria: west of Appalachian mountains--Midwest
Deciduous forests
Adults come to flowers for nectar and/or pollen.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on decaying wood of chestnut, oak, birch.
Print References
Dillon p. 623, plate LXII #4 (2)
Yanega, p. 39, plate 5, figs. 57 a-c (1)
Internet References
Insects of Cedar Creek--no image, but lists as present in June, July
Cerambycidae of Florida--photo of specimen
North Carolina State University has 32 pinned in collection, including specimens from that state.
Beetles of Florida gives range as Massachusetts to Florida
Coleoptera of Oklahoma--range west to Oklahoma
The Entomologist, v.1(1840-1842), p.68    Newman's original description of the species (in Latin)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.