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Genus Molorchus

BG2116 E4130 - Molorchus bimaculatus Longhorned Beetle - Molorchus bimaculatus Flower Longhorn? - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus longicollis? - Molorchus longicollis - male Putative male. - Molorchus bimaculatus - male ?? - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus Very Hairy Beetles - Molorchus bimaculatus - male - female
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.A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the New World
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.