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Genus Phymatodes

Phymatodes? - Phymatodes testaceus Colorful little longhorn - Phymatodes amoenus Long, thin beetle  - Phymatodes testaceus Mating beetles - Phymatodes testaceus Longhorned beetle - Phymatodes grandis Cerambycidae - Phymatodes testaceus Black Beetle - Phymatodes vulneratus Phymatodes varius
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 Callidiini
Genus Phymatodes
Explanation of Names
Phymatodes Mulsant 1839
26 spp. in our area(1), all in the nominate subgenus(2); worldwide, 6 subgenera and TBA spp.
can be distinguished from other NA callidiines by reduced metacoxae, subcylindrical body, and generally by smaller overall size(1)
Latest review of our fauna, with a key in Swift & Ray (2010)(1)
Holarctic; throughout our area, but most diverse in the west(1)
larval host plants include Pinus & Pseudotsuga (Pinaceae), Quercus (Fagaceae), and Salix (Salicaceae)(1)
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