Texas Beetle Information

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Separation of the following two species is difficult at best.

Here is a comparison of elytral punctation (which may not be diagnostic) of

Purpuricenus paraxillaris MacRae, 2000 (Type Specimen)

Purpuricenus linsleyi Chemsak, 1961  (Type Specimen)

to individuals photographed in Bastrop County, Texas


Linsley's Purplescent Longhorn - Purpuricenus linsleyi Chemsak, 1961

Elytral punctation of Bastrop County, Texas
individuals appears closest to P. linsleyi.


TEXAS: Bastrop Co.
Elgin, at bait
24 - V - 2007 
Mark McClelland

Purpuricenus paraxillaris MacRae, 2000

Purpuricenus paraxillaris (above) - course elytral punctations

Purpuricenus linsleyi
(below) - fine elytral punctations

Purpuricenus linsleyi Chemsak, 1961

More Purpuricenus sp. information here

10 Jul 2007   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information