flower longhorn beetle

(Grammoptera spp.)

Overview
flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera)
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Description
 
 

The head is small. The temples are large and rounded. The antennae are long, thread-like, and at least half as long as the body. The antennae bases are widely separated and are not surrounded by the compound eye. The upper thoracic shield (pronotum) is long and bell-shaped. It is not grooved and does not have a depression in the middle. The angles at the rear (posterior) corners of the pronotum are very sharp and point outward. The hardened wing covers (elytra) are slender. The legs are long and slender. The last part of each leg (tarsus), corresponding to the foot, has five segments but the first segment is minute, making it appear that there are only four segments.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

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Sources

24, 27, 29, 30.

 
  9/30/2018      
         
 
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

 
 

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera exigua)

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera haematites)

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera militaris)

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera molybdica)

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera rhodopus)

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera subargentata)

 
       
 

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Common Names

 
 

This genus has no common name. The common name of the subfamily Lepturinae is flower long-horned beetles, and is applied here for convenience.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Tarsus

The last two to five subdivisions of an insect’s leg, attached to the tibia; the foot. Plural: tarsi.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Alfredo Colon
6/8/2018

Location: Woodbury, MN

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Created 9/30/2018

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