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Species Hippopsis lemniscata

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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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
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 (L). 'a ribbon' (1)
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
7-15 mm (3)
Identification
striped pronotum and long, thin antennae
Range
e. US to w. TX (TX-FL-NJ-IA) / Mex. to S. Amer. (4),(BG data)
Season
Mostly: Jun-Jul, outside of TX, FL (BG data)(3)
Food
Ragweed (Ambrosia), also: Coreopsis, Desmodium, Helianthus, Vernonia among others.
Life Cycle
larvae bore into stems of herbacious plants, principally Asteraceae (4)
Remarks
readily attracted to UV lights (4)
See Also
Malacopterus tenellus (Fabricius)
but: stouter body & antennae, and pronotum isn't striped
- Range: CA to TX
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.