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Longhorn beetle ? - Stenostrophia amabilis

Longhorn beetle ? - Stenostrophia amabilis
Silver lake , Amador County, California, USA
August 7, 2010
Size: 1cm w/o antennae
This little fellow was digging deep into the flowers and was not too upset with me being near him with my camera as most insects are . It did fly one time , but luckily landed back on the same flower . I am pretty sure that this is a Longhorn beetle , but would appreciate more information . This was the only striped Longhorn beetle that I found looking through hundreds of flowers along a 7000 ft. trail that meanders far above a lake . I found only one other specimen that was all brown . Thanks for any comments , sincerely Beth


Moved from ID Request.

S. tribalteata (LeConte), probably the nominate subspecies.

Stenostrophia amabilis
The black legs with slightly paler tibia make this Stenostrophia amabilis (LeConte, 1857). Also note that the black bands are wider than the yellow ones. I also don't see any yellow pubescence on the elytra. S. t. tribalteata has orange legs and yellow pubescence. The yellow bands are often reduced to mere spots.

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