banded longhorn beetle

(Typocerus velutinus)

Conservation Status
banded longhorn beetle
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Banded longhorn beetle 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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Male: to 9 16

Female: to

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Woodland openings, fields adjacent to woodlands

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

May to September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Larva Food

 
 

Moist, dead wood

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Nectar and pollen of flowers

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30, 82.
 
  1/23/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
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  
 

Genus

Typocerus  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

banded longhorn beetle (Typocerus velutinus nobilis)

banded longhorn beetle (Typocerus velutinus velutinus)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

banded longhorn

banded longhorn beetle

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Elytra

The hardened or leathery 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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Banded Longhorn Beetle - Typocerus

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

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  Banded Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae: Typocerus)
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About

Published on Jul 22, 2009

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

   
       
  Banded Longhorn Beetle - August 10, 2013
Don Gagnon
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 10, 2013

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.

   
       
  Banded Long-horn Beetle (Cerambycidae: Typocerus velutinus) on Blossom
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 21, 2010

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

   
       

 

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Alfredo Colon
August 2019

Location: Slinger, Wisconsin

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Alfredo Colon
8/17/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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7/15/2017

Location: Pennington Co. MN

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

banded longhorn beetle


     
     
 
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