Other Common Names
South Texas Yucca bycid (?)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parmenosoma griseum Schaeffer 1908
Explanation of Names
grise - Middle Latin for gray (1)
1 sp. n. of Mex. (second sp. in Mex.)
Zapata to Hidalgo Co., Texas (Hovore et. al. 1987)
March to November (Hovore et. al. 1987)
Most specimens of this flightless species were collected by beating basal rosettes of fallen Yucca and Agave, both of which probably serve as larval hosts. (Hovore et. al. 1987)
Also reported from Opuntia by Mann (1969)
Type Locality: Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX
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Mann J. 1969. Cactus-feeding insects and mites. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 256: 1-158.
Rice, M.E., R.H. Turnbow, and R.T. Hovore. 1985. Biological and distributional observations on Cerambycidae from the southwestern United States (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin, 39(1): 18-24. JSTOR
Schaeffer, C. 1908. List of the longicorn Coleoptera collected on the museum expeditions to Brownsville, Texas, and the Huachuca Mts., Arizona, with descriptions of new genera and species and notes on known species. The Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Science Bulletin 1(12): 325-352. Full Text
Vogt, B.G. 1949. Notes on Cerambycidae from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 25(3): 137-144; (4): 175-184.