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Species Moneilema gigas

Opuntia borer - Moneilema gigas Cactus Longhorn Beetle? - Moneilema gigas Unknown Beetle - Moneilema gigas Cactus longhorn - Moneilema gigas - male - female Cactus Longhorned Beetle - Moneilema gigas Beetle - Moneilema gigas Moneilema gigas Moneilema gigas? - Moneilema gigas
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Moneilemini
Genus Moneilema (Cactus Longhorned Beetles)
Species gigas (Moneilema gigas)
Explanation of Names
Moneilema gigas LeConte 1873
Range
sw. US (AZ, UT); w. Mexico(1)
Internet References
Desert Ecology of Tuscon -- photo and brief profile