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Species Stenaspis verticalis

Stenaspis verticalis arizonacus - Stenaspis verticalis Stenaspis verticalis insignis Casey - Stenaspis verticalis Beetle - Stenaspis verticalis red legged cerambycid - Stenaspis verticalis - - Stenaspis verticalis - female longhorn beetle - Stenaspis verticalis Unknown Longhorn Beetle from GRSP - Stenaspis verticalis Stenaspis verticalis insignis? - Stenaspis verticalis
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 Stenaspis
Species verticalis (Stenaspis verticalis)
Explanation of Names
Stenaspis verticalis Audinet-Serville 1834
Stenaspis verticalis arizonicus Casey 1912
Stenaspis verticalis insignis Casey 1924
2 sspp. in our area, (3 total) (1)
Elyta iridescent green to blue to purple.

Pronotum color differs according to subspecies:
dark in Stenaspis verticalis arizonicus - Cerambycidae Catalog
red in Stenaspis verticalis insignis - Cerambycidae Catalog
sw. US to Honduras
AZ - Stenaspis verticalis arizonicus Casey
TX - Stenaspis verticalis insignis Casey (1)
AZ - Jul-Sep
TX - Sep-Nov (BG data)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1912. Memoirs on the Coleoptera. III. New Era Printing Company, Lancaster, PA. 386 pp.
Casey, T.L. 1924. Memoirs on the Coleoptera. XI. New Era Printing Company, Lancaster, PA. 347 pp.