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Species Styloxus oblatipilis

Styloxus oblatipilis Chemsak & Linsley - Styloxus oblatipilis
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 Methiini
Genus Styloxus
Species oblatipilis (Styloxus oblatipilis)
Explanation of Names
Styloxus oblatipilis Chemsak & Linsley 1964
Latin oblatus 'flattened at the poles' + pilus 'hair'(1)
so. TX and Tamaulipas, Mexico
late July and early August(2)
Numerous specimens collected at lights in Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park in late July and early August. The Styloxus collected in so. TX used to be considered as S. f. fulleri(3)(4). However, S. f. fulleri is generally larger and collected from October to March in the region between San Antonio and Big Bend. No specimens of S. f. fulleri have been examined from so. TX.(2)
See Also
S. f. fulleri
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. & E.G. Linsley (1964) Methiine Cerambycidae of Mexico and Central America. J. New York Entomol. Soc., 72: 40-61.
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.New records of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from the United States
Heffern D.J. 2001. Insecta Mundi 15(2): 94.
3.The Cerambycidae of North America. Part III. ...subfamily Cerambycinae, tribes Opsimini through Megaderini
E.G. Linsley. 1962. University of California Publications in Entomology 20: 1-188.
4.The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera)
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L., Neck R.W. 1987. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44: 283-334.