Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Callidium mucronatum, Callidium luscum, Clytus luscus, Cerambyx maculosus, Clytus humeralis, Neoclyus luscus strictulus, Neoclytus mucronatus vogti, Neoclytus luscus
Explanation of Names
Neoclytus mucronatus (Fabricius 1775)
= 'with a sharp point' (may refer to elytral apices or metafemora -- compare
Pronotum (thorax) Reddish-brown in central area, darkening toward all margins. Yellow stripe outlines all borders of thorax. Elytra (wings) Reddish-brown. Yellow slanted L-shape covers first 1/3 of elytra. Wide sideways U-shape on lower half of wing, often appearing almost X-shaped with elytra closed. Scutellum yellow. Hind leg extremely long.
June to September in the north, extended season in the south.
Larval hosts: Celtis
and Persimmon (2)
; dead and dying hickory, rarely pine(3)
, Elm and Pecan.
Holotypes as Callidium mucronatum, Callidium luscum, Clytus luscus by Fabricius, 1775, 1798 & 1801. Type Locality: North America. Fabricius’ collection is in the University of Copenhagen, Zoological Museum, Denmark.
Holotype as Cerambyx (Callidium) maculosus) by Gmelin, 1790. Type Locality: Boreal America. Gmelin’s collection is in the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, Germany.
Holotype as Clytus humeralis by Newman, 1838. Type Locality: U. S. A. Newman’s collection is in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, England.
Holotype as Neoclytus luscus strictulus by Casey, 1912. Type Locality: United States. In the United States National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. Type #36148.
Holotype as Neoclytus mucronatus vogti female by Linsley, 1957. Type Locality: Texas. In the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California.
N. m. vogti Lindsey
- Range: s. AZ, s. TX / ne. Mex.
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2020
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas. Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191. (2)
Systema Entomologiae, 1775 by Fabricius, pp. 193-194.
Caroli A Linne Systema Naturae, 1790, Tome 1, Vol. 4 by Gmelin, pg. 1854.
Supplementum Entomologiae Systematicae, 1798 by Fabricius, pg. 152.
Systema Eleutheratorum Secundum ordines, 1801 by Fabricius, Vol. 2, pg. 347.
The Entomological Magazine, 1838, Vol. 5 by Newman, pg. 394.
Coleoptera or Beetles Known to Occur in Indiana, 1910 by Blatchley, pp. 1037-1038.
Memoirs on the Coleoptera, 1912, Vol. 3 by Casey, pg. 369.
The Coleopterists’ Bulletin, 1957, Vol. 11 by Linsley, pp. 35-36.