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Species Stenosphenus notatus

Borer couple (male with black dot) - Stenosphenus notatus - male - female Beetle 03.29.2009 028 - Stenosphenus notatus - male Longhorned Beetle - Stenosphenus notatus Longhorn Beetle (deceased)  - Stenosphenus notatus Longhorn Beetle (deceased)  - Stenosphenus notatus Beetle 040915 ID - Stenosphenus notatus Stenosphenus notatus (Olivier) - Stenosphenus notatus Stenosphenus notatus (Olivier) - Stenosphenus notatus
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 Elaphidiini
Genus Stenosphenus
Species notatus (Stenosphenus notatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stenosphenus notatus (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Callidium notatum Olivier 1795
5 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
But only S. notatus occurs in e. N. Amer. (2)
9-16 mm
Combination of red pronotum with black spot (latter rarely absent) (2), shiny black elytra with white hairs is distinctive (3).

Det. M.A. Quinn, 2017
e NA (TX-FL-QC-MN) (4)
Mar-Jun (BG data)
Larvae feed in dead limbs of Hickory - Carya or Hackberry - Celtis (2)
Print References
Yanega, p. 50, fig. 156 (3)
Dillon & Dillion, p. 589, plate 58 (5)
Brimley, p. 216 (6)
Casey, T.L. 1924. Additions to the known Coleoptera of North America. Memoirs on the Coleoptera, 11: 1-347.
Giesbert, E. F. & J.A. Chemsak. 1989. The genus Stenosphenus Haldeman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 65: 269-301.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
5.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
6.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.