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Species Graphisurus fasciatus

Graphisurus fasciatus Graphisurus in Massachusetts - Graphisurus fasciatus - female Graphisurus fasciatus - male Graphisurus despectus - Graphisurus fasciatus - female banded graphisurus - Graphisurus fasciatus - female Longhorned Beetle - Graphisurus fasciatus - female Flat-Faced Longhorn - Graphisurus fasciatus - female cerambycidae - Graphisurus fasciatus
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Acanthocinini
Genus Graphisurus
Species fasciatus (Graphisurus fasciatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Urographis fasciatus
Explanation of Names
Graphisurus fasciatus (DeGeer 1775)
9‒15 mm(1)
Several characters in combination will separate the two:
In fasciatus, elytral apices are emarginate; in despectus, truncate
In fasciatus, scutellum has a gray pubescent mark medially; in despectus it is all-dark
The antennal scape of fasciatus has a gray pubescent band at the middle third, while in despectus the basal two-thirds of the scape is gray
In fasciatus the dark mottling of the elytra is more pronounced and in despectus the background coloration is a more even
The dorsal surface of the female ovipositor of fasciatus has a distinct carina, or is at least noticeably convex, while in despectus the dorsal surface of the ovipositor is flat and unridged.
e NA (NS‒FL to ON‒*MN‒**NE‒TX)(1)(2)(*specimen in my possession. =v=; **BG data)
numerous hardwoods, also pine(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.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.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.