banded longhorn beetle

(Typocerus velutinus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

banded longhorn beetle

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NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

May to September

Habitat

Woodland openings, fields adjacent to woodlands

Size

Male: to 9 16

Female: to

         
         
          Photo by Bill Reynolds

Identification

This is a robust, moderate-sized, flower long-horned beetle. The male is to 9 16 (9 to 14 mm), the female slightly larger, to (10 to 16 mm) in length. It is common in eastern North America from Nova Scotia to Manitoba south to Arkansas and South Carolina.

The hard plate covering the first segment of the thorax (pronotum) is black, a little wider than long, narrower in front, and broader in back. There is a narrow dense line of gold hairs at the front and back edges on the pronotum.

The hard wing coverings (elytra) more than twice as long as wide, They are broad in the front and taper evenly and strongly to the back. They are reddish to black with four yellow bands that may be reduced to spots on some individuals.

The head and antennae are black. The head is vertical and is deeply impressed behind the eyes. The antennae have 11 segments.

The legs are pale.

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The above description refers to subspecies velutinus, the only subspecies found in Minnesota.

 
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Larval Food

Moist, dead wood

 
Adult Food

Nectar and pollen of flowers

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Coleoptera (beetles)

 

Suborder:

Polyphaga (water, rove, scarab, longhorn, leaf and snout beetles)

 

Infraorder:

Cucujiformia

 

Superfamily:

Chrysomeloidea (long-horned and leaf beetles)

 

Family:

Cerambycidae (long-horned beetles)

 

Subfamily:

Lepturinae (flower long-horned beetles)

 

Tribe:

Lepturini

 
Subordinate Taxa

banded longhorn beetle (Typocerus velutinus nobilis)

banded longhorn beetle (Typocerus velutinus velutinus)

 
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Common
Names

banded longhorn

banded longhorn beetle


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

elytra

The hardened forewings on an insect used to protect the fragile hindwings, which are used for flying, in beetles and true bugs

 

pronotum

The saddle-shaped, exoskeletal plate on the upper side of the first segment of the thorax of an insect.

 

 

 

 

 

       

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This one was sipping nectar and are pretty shy to movement.

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Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (22 July 2009).

 
     
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Banded Longhorn (Typocerus velutinus), Nectaring Lemony Yellow Dahlia, Butterfly Garden, Gagnon Wildlife Habitat, Pottersville, Somerset, Massachusetts, Saturday morning, August 10, 2013, 9:27 AM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_39483; 5:35 min.

 
     
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Published on Jul 21, 2010

Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (21 July 2010).

 
     

 

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Location: Pennington Co. MN

This one was sipping nectar and are pretty shy to movement.

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