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(males have a variable whitish reticulated pattern, females wholly black)
Range: Central Texas to Northern Mexico.
Adult Activity: April to December.
Abundance: Common on clay lomas northeast of Brownsville.
Similar Species: There are six species of Moneilema from Texas and western North America to Mexico.
Weblinks: Rearing Moneilema armatum - Elytra and Antenna (Invertebrates-Magazine)
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.
Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-344, 20 figs.
Linsley E.G. & Chemsak J.A. 1984. Cerambycidae of North America. Part VII, No. 1. Taxonomy and Classification of the Subfamily Lamiinae, Tribes Parmenini through Acanthoderini. University of California Press, Berkeley. 102: 1-258 p.
Monné, M.A. & F.T. Hovore. 2005. Electronic Checklist of the Cerambycidae of the Western Hemisphere. 393 pp.
Smith, C.I. & B.D. Farrell. 2005. Recent range expansions in the flightless longhorn cactus beetles Moneilema gigas and M. armatum in response to Pleistocene climate changes. Molecular Ecology. 14: 1025-1044.
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