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Species Osmopleura chamaeropis - Cabbage Palm Longhorn Beetle

Osmopleura chamaeropis Saved from Ant Swarm - Osmopleura chamaeropis Saved from Ant Swarm - Osmopleura chamaeropis  Central FL Gulf Coast specimen - Osmopleura chamaeropis Cabbage Palm Longhorn - Osmopleura chamaeropis Osmopleura chamaeropis - male Possibly Family Buprestidae - Osmopleura chamaeropis x 3 - Osmopleura chamaeropis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Agallissini
Genus Osmopleura
Species chamaeropis (Cabbage Palm Longhorn Beetle)
Other Common Names
Palmetto Longhorn
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Osmopleura chamaeropis (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Agallissus chamaeropis Horn 1893
Explanation of Names
Common names refer to larval host.
Monotypic genus.
19-22 mm
FL-GA (1), +SC and one specimen from Texas (BG data)
Pine-palmetto woodlands in Florida.
Larvae feed on Cabbage Palmettos (Sabal palmetto) in Florida.
This species is rarely collected but can be locally abundant (Turnbow & Hovore 1979)
Print References
Chemsak, J.A. & E.G. Linsley. 1970. Death-feigning among North American Cerambycidae. Pan-Pacific Entomol. 46(4): 305-307.
Thomas, M.C. 1994. Cabbage Palm Longhorn, Osmopleura chamaeropis (Horn). Pp. 472-474. in: M.A. Deyrup & R. Franz. (editors). Rare and endangered biota of Florida. Volume IV. Invertebrates. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 798 pp.
Turnbow, R.H. Jr., & F.T. Hovore. 1979. Notes on Cerambycidae from the southeastern United States. Entomol. News, 90(5): 219-229.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.