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Longhorn Beetle

Xylotrechus smei

2 Species ID Suggestions

Jacek
Jacek a year ago
Longhorn
Xylotrechus subscutellatus Chevrolat, 1863 Xylotrechus subscutellatus Chevrolat 1863-Encyclopedia of Life


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Jacek
Jacek a year ago

In Kerala region in south India is X.subscutellatus http://www.nbair.res.in/Cerambycidae/Xyl...
Five years ago Francesco Vitali determined this species correctly, but NOAH wasn't change X.smei to X.subscutellatus.

Thank you Francesco for the information regarding the ID.

FrancescoVitali
FrancescoVitali 6 years ago

I think it is rather Xylotrechus subscutellatus Chevrolat, 1863.
This species shows a wider yellow pattern and red legs.
There are several similar species in India, but you can find some of them in this paper (with pictures) of Makihara et alii (2008): http://www.cerambycoidea.com/titles/maki...

Thank you Bayucca for the ID and the valuable information and thank you Nuwan . :))

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

I suggest that you take #2 as # 1.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae, Clytini, Xylotrechus sp. nd should be Xylotrechus smei. Very wide range and also very variable.
http://www.nbaii.res.in/insectpests/Xylo...
http://www.cerambycoidea.com/foto.asp?Id...
http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id367...
http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id309605/
Obviously Xylotrechus stebbingi is a synonym.
I hope that Francesco can confirm...

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Chlorophorus sp ??

Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014

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