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Maculated Tylosis

Tylosis maculatus LeConte

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Trachyderini

Unit Tray of Tylosis maculatus specimens

Tylosis maculatus LeConte

(mallows are its larval food plants)

Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., TX
October 9, 2004 (Bill Bouton)

Range: Trans-Pecos of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, northern Mexico (Monné & Hovore 2002).

Adult Activity: Specimens in the Texas A&M University Insect Collection from June, July, September & October, most from July.

Larval Hosts: Larvae infest plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. (Dan Heffern, pers. comm.) 

Similar Species

Eight species of Tylosis range from Arizona to Texas, south into southern Mexico (Monné & Hovore 2005).
Four species occur north of Mexico (Arnett et al. 2002)

Texas Taxa:

Tylosis jimenezi Dugès 
Tylosis maculatus LeConte
Tylosis oculatus

Photo: Quite variable, see: Unit Tray of Tylosis maculatus specimens - TAMUIC


tyl, =a, -ar, -o, =us (G). A knob, knot, pad
macula, -t (L). Spot; spotted


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. 134 pp.

Linsley, E.G. 1962. The Cerambycidae of North America. Part III. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Cerambycinae, tribes Opsimini through Megaderini. University of California Publications in Entomology, 20: 1-188.

Monné, M.A. & F.T. Hovore. 2005. Electronic Checklist of the Cerambycidae of the Western Hemisphere. 393 pp.

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