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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Genus Phymatodes

German Cockroach? - Phymatodes testaceus Longhorn - Phymatodes testaceus Phymatodes amoenus Longhorned Beetle - Phymatodes varius - female Phymatodes testaceus Phymatodes grandis thick-legged beetle - Phymatodes grandis Arizona Cerambycid for ID - Phymatodes dimidiatus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn 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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