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Species Neoclytus mucronatus

Wasp or Cricket? - Neoclytus mucronatus Longhorned Beetle? - Neoclytus mucronatus Longhorn Beetle? - Neoclytus mucronatus Longhorn Beetle - Neoclytus mucronatus Beetle - Neoclytus mucronatus Longhorn beetle on downed hickory branch - Neoclytus mucronatus Neoclytus Longhorn Beetle - Neoclytus mucronatus Neoclytus mucronatus
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 Clytini
Genus Neoclytus
Species mucronatus (Neoclytus mucronatus)
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)
mucronatus = 'with a sharp point' (may refer to elytral apices or metafemora -- compare)
Size
7.5-23 mm(1)
Identification
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.
Range
e. NA (ON-FL to NE-TX)(1)
Habitat
Forests
Season
June to September in the north, extended season in the south.
Food
Larval hosts: Celtis and Persimmon (2); dead and dying hickory, rarely pine(3), Elm and Pecan.
Remarks
common(3)
Types:
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.
See Also
N. m. vogti Lindsey
- Range: s. AZ, s. TX / ne. Mex.
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2020
Print References
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.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn 2007
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas.
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.