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Wrinkle-necked Rhopalo

Rhopalophora rugicollis (LeConte)

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Rhopalophorini


Rhopalophora rugicollis (LeConte)

Warbler Woods
ne. of Schertz, Guadalupe Co., Texas
April 8, 2006 (M Quinn)

Range: Texas to Arizona, south to Guatemala (Linsley, 1964)

Adult Activity: March to June (Hovore et al. 1987)

Larval Hosts: Celtis (Tyson 1970), Pithecellobium (Turner & Wappes 1978)


Similar Species: There are 27 species of Rhopalophora, of which seven occur in the United States (Monné & Hovore 2005).

Texas Taxa

Rhopalophora angustata Schaeffer, - Texas; Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Rhopalophora cupricollis Guérin-Méneville - Texas, south to Costa Rica
Rhopalophora longipes (Say) - eastern North America, Texas
Rhopalophora rugicollis rugicollis (LeConte) - AZ, TX, south to Guatemala


Rhopalophora longipes (Say) - FSCA


rug, =a, -os, -ul (L). A wrinkle, fold; wrinkled
coll, -i (L). The neck; a hill


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