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  • Flower Longhorn Beetle - (Strangalia luteicornis)

    Flower Longhorn Beetle - (Strangalia luteicornis)

    Flower Longhorn Beetles from the genus Strangalia have tapered bodies and are frequently found walking among the petals of flowers.

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    Staff Writer (8/2/2017): Strangalia luteicornis, like its cousins, has broad 'shoulders' and an abdomen that gets narrower, or strangled, down the length of the abdomen. Large black and yellow spots on the elytra (wing covering) connect forming bands across the body. The pronotum is orange with two black stripes running from head to abdomen. This species of Flower Longhorn Beetle visits flowers as an adult to drink nectar from the blossoms. It is also an accidental pollinator, which benefits gardens and meadows. Its larvae, however, bore into tree trunks, which can hinder the tree's ability to move water and nutrients over time.

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    Flower Longhorn Beetle

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

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

    Size (Adult, Length): 9mm to 12mm (0.35in to 0.47in)

    Identifying Colors: yellow, black, orange

    Additional Descriptors: banded, striped, dot, flying, flower

    North American 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

    * 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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