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Subfamily Prioninae

NJ Beetle - Prionus laticollis Longhorned Beetle - Prionus pocularis - female Unknown Beetle - Archodontes melanopus Longhorn Beetle - Orthosoma brunneum Prionus laticollis - female Bug flew onto our 3 story high deck in Pleasant Hill, CA on 7/21/18 after 10PM.  - Prionus californicus Unknown - Mallodon dasystomus Mallodon dasystomus? - Mallodon dasystomus - male
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Prioninae
Explanation of Names
Prioninae Latreille 1802
Numbers
37 spp. in 13 genera of 5 tribes in our area; >350 spp. in ~100 genera of 9 tribes in the New World(1); 20 tribes worldwide(2)
Size
our spp. 25-70 mm; world's largest beetles are members of this subfamily
Identification
Large, robust, usually brown to black; antennae long, prominent, sometimes flattened. Often sexually dimorphic; males having large, strong jaws (presumably used in intraspecific fights).(3)
Revisions/keys:(4)(5)
Range
by far more diverse in the tropics (in our area, in so. US) but a few spp. range far north(1)
Habitat
Larvae usually in rotting wood, often wood in contact with soil (roots/stumps)
Remarks
adults nocturnal, come to lights; tree-associated species often have gregarious larvae(3)
Works Cited
1.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
4.Illustrated revision of the Cerambycidae of North America. Vol. I, Subfamilies Parandrinae, Spondylidinae, Aseminae, Prioninae
Chemsak A.J. 1996. Wolfsgarden Press, Burbank, ix+150pp., 10 pls.
5.The Cerambycidae of North America. Part II. Taxonomy and classification of the Parandrinae, Prioninae, Spondylinae, and Aseminae
Linsley E.G. 1962. University of California Publications in Entomology 19: 1-102, 1 pl.