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Species Callidium texanum - Black-horned Juniper Borer

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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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Callidiini
Genus Callidium
Species texanum (Black-horned Juniper Borer)
Explanation of Names
Callidium texanum Schaeffer 1917
Numbers
19 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
10 mm (Schaeffer 1917)
Range
CA-MS-MO-ID
Food
Breeds in Juniperus spp. (Chemsak 1962)
only sp. of Callidium that breeds in juniper (per Ted C. MacRae, 15 May, 2007)
Apparent new host per BG data: Italian cypress - Cupressus sempervirens (Cupressaceae) - USDA Fact Sheet, 1993 (PDF)
Life Cycle
See: Juniper Borers - US Forest Service, 2011
Remarks
Type Locality: Texas
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. 1962. Observations on the habits of larvae and adults of Callidium texanum Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 35(3): 321-323 (JSTOR)
Linsley, E.G. 1957. A new species of Callidium from juniper. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 33(1): 33-34.
Schaeffer, C. 1917. On Merium and some blue Callidium. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 25(3): 183-187 (Full Text)
White, C.E. 1968. A brood of Callidium texanum Schaeffer (Cerambycidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 22(1): 31-32.
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Juniper Borers - US Forest Service, 2011