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Species Molorchus bimaculatus

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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
Species bimaculatus (Molorchus bimaculatus)
Explanation of Names
Molorchus bimaculatus Say 1824
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)
5-12 mm(1)
e. NA to Great Plains - Map (1)(3)(4)
mostly: Mar-Jun (BG data)
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.