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Species Ortholeptura valida

Ortholeptura valida - male - female Ortholeptura valida - male Ortholeptura valida Beetle sp. - Ortholeptura valida Oregon Beetle 2 - Ortholeptura valida Slim orange beetle - Ortholeptura valida Ortholeptura? - Ortholeptura valida Large Beetle - Ortholeptura valida
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 Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Ortholeptura
Species valida (Ortholeptura valida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ortholeptura valida (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Leptura valida LeConte 1857
Explanation of Names
valida - Latin for 'strong' (1)
3 spp., all Nearctic
20-30 mm (BG data)

male, female
BC-CA / Baja CA.
Jul-Aug (BG data)
Type Locality: Shoalwater Bay, near the Columbia River, Oregon
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.