South Texas Cerambycidae

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A work in progress...


List of species from Hovore et al, 1987


Taxonomy follows Monné & Hovore, 2005





Subfamily Parandrinae

Tribe Parandrini


Hesperandra polita (Say, 1835)


Subfamily Prioninae

Tribe Macrotomini

Mallodon dasytomus dasytomus (Say, 1824)

Tribe Prionini


Derobrachus geminatus LeConte, 1853


Subfamily Cerambycinae


Tribe Smodicini


Smodicum texanum Knull, 1966

Tribe Oemini


Malacopterus tenellus (Fabricius, 1801)

Tribe Methiini


Methia necydalea (Fabricius, 1798)

Styloxus fulleri fulleri (Horn, 1880)

Tribe Achrysonini


Achryson surinamum (Linnaeus, 1767)

Geropa concolor (LeConte, 1873)

Tribe Graciliini


Gracilia minuta (Fabricius, 1781)

Hypexilis pallida Horn, 1885

Tribe Eburiini


Eburia haldemani LeConte, 1851
Eburia mutica
LeConte, 1853

Eburia ovicollis LeConte, 1873
Eburia stigmatica Chevrolat, 1834

Tribe Hesperophanini


Tylonotus bimaculatus Haldeman, 1847

Tribe Trachyderini


Callona rimosa (Buquet, 1840)
Lophalia cyanicollis
(Dupont, 1838)
Mannophorus laetus
LeConte, 1854
Sphaenothecus bivittata Dupont, 1838
Stenaspis verticalis insignis (Casey, 1924)
Stenaspis solitaria (Say, 1824)

Tribe Torneutini


Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Thomson, 1860

List in progress...

    Genus Achryson  
         Achryson surinamum (Linnaeus)  
    Genus Agallissus 

         Agallissus lepturoides (Chevrolat)

    Genus Ancylocera  
         Ancylocera bicolor (Olivier)  
    Genus Anelaphus  
         Anelaphus debilis (LeConte)  
         Anelaphus inermis (Newman)  
         Anelaphus moestus moestus (LeConte)  
         Anelaphus niveivestitus (Schaeffer)  
         Anelaphus pumilus (Newman)  
         Anelaphus spurcus (LeConte)  
    Genus Astylidius  
         Astylidius parvus (LeConte)  
    Genus Ataxia  
         Ataxia crypta (Say)  
         Ataxia tibialis Schaeffer  

    Genus Batyle  
         Batyle suturalis cylindrella Casey  

    Genus Cacostola  
         Cacostola lineata (Hamilton)  
         Cacostola salicicola (Linsley)  
    Genus Callipogonius  
         Callipogonius cornutus (Linsley)  
    Genus Cathetopteron  
         Cathetopteron amoena Hamilton 
    Genus Crossidius
       Crossidius humeralis quadrivittatus
       Crossidius suturalis melanipennis
    Genus Cyphonotida  
         Cyphonotida laevicollis laevicollis (Bates)  

    Genus Dectes  
         Dectes texanus LeConte  
    Genus Desmiphora  
         Desmiphora aegrota Bates  
         Desmiphora hirticollis (Olivier)  
    Genus Dihammaphora 
         Dihammaphora dispar Chevrolat
    Genus Dorcasta  
         Dorcasta cinerea (Horn)  

    Genus Ecyrus  
         Ecyrus arcuatus Gahan  
         Ecyrus penicillatus Bates  
    Genus Elaphidion  
         Elaphidion mimeticum Schaeffer  
         Elaphidion linsleyi Knull
    Genus Enaphalodes  
         Enaphalodes taeniatus (LeConte)  
    Genus Euderces  
         Euderces reichei LeConte  
    Genus Eupogonius  
         Eupogonius pauper LeConte  

    Genus Geropa  
         Geropa concolor (LeConte)  
    Genus Gnaphalodes  
         Gnaphalodes trachyderoides Thomson  

    Genus Hemierana  
         Hemierana suturalis (Linell)  
    Genus Hippopsis  
         Hippopsis lemniscata (Fabricius)  
    Genus Hypexilis  
         Hypexilis pallida Horn  

    Genus Knulliana  
         Knulliana cincta (Drury)  

    Genus Leptostylus  
         Leptostylus cretatellus Bates  
    Genus Lepturges  
         Lepturges angulatus (LeConte)  
         Lepturges infilatus Bates  
    Genus Liopinus  
         Liopinus mimeticus (Casey)  
         Liopinus wiltii (Horn)  
    Genus Lissonotus  
         Lissonotus flavocinctus puncticollis Bates  
    Genus Lochmaeocles  
         Lochmaeocles cornuticeps cornuticeps Schaeffer  
    Genus Lophalia  
         Lophalia cyanicollis (Dupont)  

    Genus Malacopterus  
         Malacopterus tenellus (Fabricius)  
    Genus Moneilema 

      Moneilema blapsides ulkei Horn

    Genus Monochamus  
         Monochamus titillator (Fabricius)  

    Genus Nathriobrium  
         Nathriobrium methioides Hovore  
    Genus Neoclytus   
         Neoclytus augusti (Chevrolat)
         Neoclytus acuminatus hesperus Linsley  
         Neoclytus mucronatus vogti Linsley
    Genus Neocompsa  
         Neocompsa exclamationis (Thomson)  
         Neocompsa mexicana (Thomson)  
    Genus Nyssodrysina  
         Nyssodrysina haldemani (LeConte)  

    Genus Obrium  
         Obrium maculatum (Olivier)  
         Obrium mozinnae Linell  
    Genus Oncideres  
         Oncideres cingulata texana Horn  

       Oncideres pustulata LeConte

    Genus Parmenonta  
         Parmenonta wickhami Schaeffer  
    Genus Pentanodes  
         Pentanodes dietzii Schaeffer  
    Genus Piezocera  
         Piezocera serraticollis Linell  
    Genus Placosternus  
         Placosternus difficilis (Chevrolat)  
         Placosternus erythropus (Chevrolat)  
    Genus Plinthocoelium  
         Plinthocoelium schwarzi (Fisher)  
    Genus Psyrassa  
         Psyrassa brevicornis Linsley  
         Psyrassa texana Schaeffer  

    Genus Rhopalophora  
         Rhopalophora angustata Schaeffer  
         Rhopalophora cupricollis Guérin-Méneville  

    Genus Smodicum  
         Smodicum texanum Knull  
    Genus Sphaenothecus 

         Sphaenothecus bivittata Dupont 
         Sphaenothecus trilineatus Dupont

    Genus Stenaspis  
         Stenaspis verticalis insignis (Casey)  
    Genus Stenodontes  
         Stenodontes (Orthomallodon) dasytomus (Say)  
    Genus Stenosphenus  
         Stenosphenus dolosus Horn  
         Stenosphenus lugens LeConte    

    Genus Tetranodus  
         Tetranodus niveicollis Linell  
    Genus Thryallis  
         Thryallis undatus (Chevrolat)  
    Genus Trachyderes  
         Trachyderes mandibularis Audinet-Serville  
    Genus Tylosis   
         Tylosis oculatus LeConte  

    Genus Urgleptes  
         Urgleptes celtis (Schaeffer)  


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