Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn
Unit Tray of Trachyderes mandibularis
(Female, males have much expanded jaws)
County Records per Ed
Plus Starr Co.
Range: southwestern U.S., south to Honduras, southern Florida
Flight Period: March-November, most common from July through September based on specimens in the TAMUIC.
Celtis sp. - Hackberry
Ficus sp. - Ficus
Tamarix gallica - French tamarisk
Biology: Adults are active during the day and most are found near wounded trees that are oozing sap.
Similar Species: There are 16 species of Trachyderes (in two subgenera), but only T. m. mandibularis reaches the United States.
Unit Tray of Trachyderes mandibularis - Texas A&M University Insect Collection
Trachyderes mandibularis - Robert Potts © California Academy of Sciences
Trachyderes mandibularis - Bob Jensen
Trachyderes (Dendrobias) mandibularis - Florida State Collection of Arthropods
A Neotropical Longhorn Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) New to the Mainland of Florida - FL Dept. Ag.
trachyte (G). Roughness
der, -o (G). The neck
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