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Genus Cephaloon

stenotrachelid - Cephaloon bicolor pale brown beetle #1 - Cephaloon lepturides False Longhorn Beetle - Cephaloon lepturides Beetle - Cephaloon lepturides beetle - Cephaloon lepturides Cephaloon - Cephaloon bicolor Narrow blackish beetle - Cephaloon lepturides Strangalia sp.? - Cephaloon ungulare
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Stenotrachelidae (False Longhorn Beetles)
Genus Cephaloon
Explanation of Names
Cephaloon Newman 1838
6 spp. in our area(1)(2), 13 total(3)
key to eastern spp. in(4)
Holarctic (NA & E. Asia); in our area, 2 spp. restricted to ne. NA (C. ungulare south to NC) and 4 spp. are western (east to AB-MT), of which C. vandykei restricted to CA(1)
adults frequent flowers
adults of the eastern spp. from early June to early August(4)
sole member of the subfamily Cephaloinae LeConte 1862(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The false longhorn beetles (Stenotrachelidae) of Virginia (Coleoptera)
A.V. Evans. 2011. Banisteria 37: 37-40.
4.The Stenotrachelidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada
C.G. Majka. 2011. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 7: 7-13.