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Species Oxymerus aculeatus

Oxymerus aculeatus lebasi Dupont - Oxymerus aculeatus - 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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Trachyderini
Subtribe Trachyderina
Genus Oxymerus
Species aculeatus (Oxymerus aculeatus)
Explanation of Names
Oxymerus aculeatus Dupont 1838
Numbers
3 sspp.(1), of which O. a. lebasi Dupont found in so. FL(2)
Size
10-17mm
Range
Nicaragua to Uruguay & Bolivia, West Indies; O. a. lebasi: West Indies and Nicaragua to n. S America & (1); apparently established in extreme so. FL(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 2003(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet by M.C. Thomas(2)