Explanation of Names
Spalacopsis texana Casey 1891
The larval host is not known, but this sp. probably breeds in dead stems of grasses, annual Asteraceae, or other pithy plants (2)
Penrose swept numerous spmns from grasses and understory vegetation at Welder Wildlife Refuge in May and beat a mating pair from Baccharis
at that site in Oct. (2)
Casey, T.L. 1891. Coleopterological Notices. III. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 6: 9-214.
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. (2)