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Genus Phymatodes

New small insect to ID - Phymatodes nitidus Phymatodes - Phymatodes testaceus Beetle with fat femurs - Phymatodes hirtellus Beetle with fat femurs - Phymatodes hirtellus Phymatodes testaceus Long-horned Beetle - Phymatodes vulneratus Arizona Cerambycid for ID - Phymatodes dimidiatus Cerambycid? - Phymatodes dimidiatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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
Numbers
26 spp. in our area(1), all in the nominate subgenus(2); worldwide, 6 subgenera and TBA spp.
Identification
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)
Range
Holarctic; throughout our area, but most diverse in the west(1)
Food
larval host plants include Pinus & Pseudotsuga (Pinaceae), Quercus (Fagaceae), and Salix (Salicaceae)(1)
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