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Flower Longhorn Beetle (Stenelytrana emarginata)

Detailing the identifying qualities of the Flower Longhorn Beetle, including physical features and territorial reach.

 Updated: 6/24/2015; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©

  Flower Longhorn Beetle  
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Patient and persistent attempts to lure this species in front of a camera are usually rewarded .

The long antennae of this species and its bright orange elytra make it a lovely specimen to photograph. They are usually found on flowers, but are fond of fruits and other juicy sweet foods. They can also be lured by placing special fermenting baits outside. Adults are most active from mid-spring though late summer. Larvae feed on decaying elm and beech wood.

Flower Longhorn Beetle Information

Category: Beetle
Common Name: Flower Longhorn Beetle
Scientific Name: Stenelytrana emarginata

Taxonomy Hierarchy

 Arrow graphic Kingdom: Animalia
  Arrow graphic Phylum: Arthropoda
   Arrow graphic Class: Insecta
    Arrow graphic Order: Coleoptera
     Arrow graphic Family: Cerambycidae
      Arrow graphic Genus: Stenelytrana
       Arrow graphic Species: emarginata

Size, Identifying Tags and Territorial Reach

Size (Adult, Length): Size (Adult, Length): 25 mm to 35 mm (0.975 inches to 1.365 inches)
Identifying Colors: orange, black, white
Additional Descriptors: flying, antennae, flowers, spots

North American Territorial Reach (Though Not Limited To): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico

A Note About Territorial Reach: Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above. Insects are driven by environmental factors, food supplies and mating patterns and do not nescessarily work within hard-and-fast territorial lines like we humans do.

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