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Genus Leptura

Leptura abdominalis Leptura kerniana Fall, 1907 - Leptura kerniana - male Leptura kerniana Fall, 1907 - Leptura kerniana - female Leptura kerniana Fall, 1907 - Leptura kerniana - male Leptura kerniana Fall, 1907 - Leptura kerniana - male Leptura hovorei Leptura kerniana Leptura pacifica
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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Leptura
Explanation of Names
Leptura Linnaeus 1758
Numbers
6 spp. in the New World, all in the nominate subgenus and all in our area(1); ~45 spp. total
Range
holarctic; in our area, L. abdominalis in e US, the rest in OR-CA(1)
Food
Larvae feed in dead, usually moist wood, and show little host preference(2)
Works Cited
1.A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World
2.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.