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Species Hippopsis lemniscata

Hippopsis lemniscata Longhorn beetle? - Hippopsis lemniscata Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle - Hippopsis lemniscata BG3010 E8449 - Hippopsis lemniscata Flat-faced Longhorned Beetle - Hippopsis lemniscata Hippopsis lemniscata Hippopsis lemniscata 827W05 - Hippopsis lemniscata
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Agapanthiini
Genus Hippopsis
Species lemniscata (Hippopsis lemniscata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hippopsis lemniscata (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Saperda lemniscata Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
lemniscus - Latin for 'a ribbon' (1)
1 sp. n. of Mex. (2)
7-15 mm (3)
stripped pronotum and long, thin antennae
e. US (TX-FL-NJ-IA) / Mex. to S. Amer. (4),(BG data)
Mostly: Jun-Jul, outside of TX, FL (BG data)(3)
Ragweed (Ambrosia), also: Coreopsis, Desmodium, Helianthus, Vernonia among others.
Life Cycle
larvae bore into stems of herbacious plants, principally Asteraceae (4)
readily attracted to UV lights (4)
See Also
but stouter body & ant., and pronotum isn't stripped
- Range: CA to TX
Malacopterus tenellus (Fabricius)
Print References
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. (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
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.