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Lepturinae?? - Pachyta armata

Lepturinae?? - Pachyta armata
Three Fingered Jack, (Mt) just above Jack Lk. along Cayon Cr. Tr. (lat/lon avail if you need it), Jefferson County, Oregon, USA
July 8, 2006
Size: ca 2 cm less antennae
These Lepturinae?? where apparently feeding on the flowers of Xerophyllum tenax that where blooming vigorously following a hard burn ca three yrs previous, we saw maybe ten total at this site and another site about a mile away

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Lepturinae?? - Pachyta armata Lepturinae?? - Pachyta armata

Moved from Pachyta.

Pachyta armata
Very nice beetle - was fortunate to collect a single specimen on one trip to Washington

Moved from Flower Longhorns.

This is indeed a lepturine longhorn. I think I recognize it, but, having never collected one myself, I've forgotten the genus name:-)

Lepturobosca chrysocoma
Thanks Eric........ and in trying to ID these Lepturinae I'm thinking Lepturobosca chrysocoma is at least close, based on pics and refers.... found one ref discussing L.(syn Cosmosalia) chrysocoma as a common visitor to Xerophyllum the Cascades
as well as a second vague ref to the same association w/ X. tenax...

so despite some slight variations in appearances this seems a good start, now just wished had better pics!!!

also I learned X. tenax produced no detectable nectar so sounds like these guys after the pollen.... had always thought of Cerambycidae as wood munchers

No, Pachyta sp.
This is a species of Pachyta, distinguished by the broad "shoulders."

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