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Flower Longhorn Beetle (female)

Strangalia famelica solitaria

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 12 years ago
Flower longhorn beetle
Strangalia famelica solitaria Subspecies Strangalia famelica solitaria - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Thanks Goody... Its nice to know about this subfamily...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepturinae
Wonderful spotting Ann..

annorion
annorion 12 years ago

@Goody I did some looking based on your suggestion and indeed it appears to be a female Strangalia famelica solitaria! Thanks so much for the ID help!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 12 years ago

This suggestion is not 100% by any means. I just read way more about this genus than I thought I would ever have. :-) It appears as though yours could be Strangalia famelica, and being west of the Appalachians, that would make it the solitaria subspecies (S. famelica famelica is east of the Appalachians). Also, males have a protruding abdominal tip, so based on the images I've looked at, I would say your spotting is a female.

This is what I love about Project Noah. I learn about new organisms and get to see great photography at the same time. Thanks!!

annorion
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annorion

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 12, 2012

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