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Species Molorchus bimaculatus

latipennis? - Molorchus bimaculatus Longhorned Beetle - Molorchus bimaculatus Coleoptera - Molorchus bimaculatus Beetle  - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus ? - Molorchus bimaculatus Beetle - Molorchus bimaculatus Molorchus bimaculatus semiustus female? - Molorchus bimaculatus skinny beetle with short elytra - Molorchus bimaculatus
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 Molorchini
Genus Molorchus
Species bimaculatus (Molorchus bimaculatus)
Explanation of Names
Molorchus bimaculatus Say 1824
Numbers
many subspecies of questionable validity(1); all three se US subspecies (bimaculatus, corni, semiustus) can be found on the same tree at the same time. Their status should be reassessed. (2)
Size
5-12 mm(1)
Identification
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Range
e. NA to Great Plains - Map (1)(3)(4)
Season
mostly: Mar-Jun (BG data)
Food
Larvae mine dead branches of numerous hardwoods and grapevine(5);
adults feed on flowers including Sumac, Wild Cherry, Apple, Dogwood, etc.(1)(6)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
6.The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas.
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191.