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Photo#791487
Black longhorn beetle? - Physocnemum brevilineum

Black longhorn beetle? - Physocnemum brevilineum
Stonebluff, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA
June 21, 2013
Found in the heat of the day on side of a large elm tree. Very fast and alert making it hard to photo!!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Rare?
I am not finding anything online with this species as far as info or even much with pics? Is it rare or possibly endangered?

 
From what I am finding in my
From what I am finding in my online research is that brevilineum is more likely in the eastern states and Canada versus violareipenne being likely in the Midwest where I am. Is there a book you can point me to to get more acquainted with these particular insects?

 
Linsley (1964)
Linsley (1964)(1)

That's the work I used to put a name on your beetle. The range given for P. brevilineum is Eastern North America to Texas and there are a couple localities for Oklahoma on the included range map. The range given for P. violaceipenne is eastern Canada and Northeastern United States to Great Lakes region.

Plus, another Oklahoma specimen was posted to the guide recently: http://bugguide.net/node/view/787647/bgimage

Aside from those items, I'm afraid I don't know much about this taxon, other than it's a cool beetle.

 
Thanks for the info!
Thanks so much Brady! It's so hard to find accurate information on the net and I appreciate your response greatly.

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