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  • Flower Longhorn Beetle - (Strangalia famelica)

    Flower Longhorn Beetle - (Strangalia famelica)

    This slender Flower Longhorn Beetle may look starved, but the larvae's ubiquitous food supply makes it difficult to be undernourished.

    Staff Writer (6/24/2015): The long antennae, or horns, help place this species in teh family Cerambycidae. Its narrow abdomen inspired its name. The species name means 'famished'. Ironically, the larvae S. famelica feed on a variety of deadwood from popular trees like oak and birch, which means they will rarely have a difficult time finding food. Adults visit flowers to drink nectar and eat pollen and are most active from late spring through summer. Little else is published about the life cycle of this particular species.

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    Flower Longhorn Beetle

    Category: Beetle
    Common name: Flower Longhorn Beetle
    Scientific Name: Strangalia famelica

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Coleoptera
          Family: Cerambycidae
           Genus: Strangalia
            Species: famelica

    Size (Adult, Length): 10mm to 17mm (0.39in to 0.67in)

    Identifying Colors: orange, black

    Additional Descriptors: striped, flying, antennae, bands

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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