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Species Sphaerion exutum

Sphaerion exutum (Newman) - Sphaerion exutum
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 Elaphidiini
Genus Sphaerion
Species exutum (Sphaerion exutum)
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (but not listed in Am. Beetles (1))
Range
Hidalgo Co., in southmost Texas / south to S. Amer. (Hovore et al, 1987)
Season
May (Hovore et al. 1987)
Food
Texas ebony (Ebenopsis ebano), Acacia
Remarks
This tropical species was first recorded from the U.S. on the basis of eight specimens collected on dead ebony at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in May, 1972 and May, 1973 (Giesbert and Hovore 1976). An additional male specimen was taken at that locality on dead Acacia in May, 1980. (Hovore et al. 1987)
Print References
Giesbert, E.F. & F.T. Hovore 1976. Records and descriptions of some southwestern Cerambycidae. Coleopterists Bulletin, 30(1): 95-99.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.