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Species Gracilia minuta - Basket Beetle

Gracilia minuta
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 Graciliini
Genus Gracilia
Species minuta (Basket Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Gracilia minuta (Fabricius 1781)
2.5-7 mm [4-6 mm per(1)]
native to, and widespread across w. Palaearctic, adventive in e. NA, Japan(1)(2), S. America, Australia
dead branches of numerous shrubs & hardwoods(1); infests baskets and other articles made of unbarked willow/hazel twigs(3)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.