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Species Plectromerus dentipes

Plectromerus dentipes (Olivier) - Plectromerus dentipes - male Tooth-footed Bycid Beetle - Plectromerus dentipes Plectromerus dentipes Plectromerus dentipes Plectromerus dentipes Plectromerus dentipes Tooth-footed Bycid Beetle - Plectromerus dentipes brown bug at moth lights  - Plectromerus dentipes
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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Plectromerini
Genus Plectromerus
Species dentipes (Plectromerus dentipes)
Other Common Names
Tooth-footed Bycid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plectromerus dentipes (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Callidium dentipes Olivier, 1790
Explanation of Names
dentipes (L). 'tooth-footed' (1)
Numbers
only species north of Mexico (2)
Size
6 mm (3)
Identification

Det. Michael C. Thomas, 2009
Range
TX-FL / Cuba, Bahamas (4)(5), plus SC (BG data)
Season
Apr-Sept (BG data)
Food
various trees including Quercus, Carya illinoinensis, Cercis canadensis, Conocarpus erectus, Crossopetalum rhacoma, Conocarpus erectus, Cojoba arborea and Taxodium distichum. (3)
See Also
Curius dentatus

Antennomeres 3, 4, & 5 nearly uniform in length;
Barrel shaped pronotum;
Integument not shiny makes the above thumbnail C. dentatus
See couplet 205 in: (3)
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.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
4.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
5. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.