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Genus Molorchus

latipennis? - Molorchus bimaculatus Longhorned Beetle - Molorchus bimaculatus Found on Dogwood Blooms - Molorchus bimaculatus Longhorn Beetle - Molorchus bimaculatus ?? - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus bimaculatus - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus bimaculatus - Molorchus bimaculatus Cerambycidae, dorsal - Molorchus bimaculatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Molorchini
Genus Molorchus
Explanation of Names
Molorchus Fabricius 1792
Molorchus (Μολορχοσ) was a character from the legend of Hercules (Greek Myth Index--Molorchus)
3 spp. in the New World, all in the nominate subgenus and all in our area(1)
5-12 mm
Elytra greatly reduced; male antennae are longer than the body, in females ~¾ as long(2)
Adults feed on flowers; larvae in wood
Works Cited
1.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.