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Genus Molorchus

Longhorned Beetle - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus Say (reddish form) - Molorchus bimaculatus - female ?? - Molorchus bimaculatus Cerambycidae: Necydalis mellita?? - Molorchus bimaculatus Rove Beetle? - Molorchus longicollis Very Hairy Beetles - Molorchus bimaculatus - male - female Flower Longhorn? - Molorchus bimaculatus Fuzzy cerambycid on Viburnum flowers - Molorchus bimaculatus
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 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.