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Species Hyperplatys aspersa

grey and black Longhorned Beetle - Hyperplatys aspersa Hyperplatys aspersa (Say) - Hyperplatys aspersa Long-horned Beetle ? - Hyperplatys aspersa Long-horned Beetle ? - Hyperplatys aspersa beetle - Hyperplatys aspersa Flat-faced longhorn beetle - Hyperplatys aspersa longhorned beetle - Hyperplatys aspersa Gray Longhorn Beetle - Hyperplatys aspersa
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Acanthocinini
Genus Hyperplatys
Species aspersa (Hyperplatys aspersa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperplatys aspersus
Explanation of Names
Hyperplatys aspersa (Say 1824)
4-10 mm(1)
Life Cycle
Reported to breed in poplar (Populus) and Juneberry (Amelanchier ) (2); "under bark of various hardwoods", also moonseed vine (Menispermum), burdock (Arctium) (1).
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.