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Fire-necked Batyle Beetle

Batyle ignicollis ignicollis (Say, 1824)

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Trachyderini


Batyle ignicollis ignicollis (Say, 1824)

Utley, Bastrop County, Texas
April 16, 2007 (Brush Freeman)

Found on Pyracantha

Range: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Missouri.

Adult Activity: Two generations per year, based on record from April through June and August through September. (Lingafelter & Horner, 1993)

Hosts: Larvae are stem borers in herbaceous plants, shrubs (e.g., sumac), adults are common on sunflowers (Yanega, 1996)

Similar Species: There are five species of Batyle, (and 10 subspecies), the following species occur in Texas:

Batyle ignicollis ignicollis (Say) 1824
Batyle suturalis cylindrella Casey 1893
Batyle suturalis melanicollis Linsley 1957

Photo: Batyle ignicollis - BugGuide.Net

Etymology: Batyle ignicollis

ign, -e, -i (L). Fire
coll, -i (L). The neck

Biography: Thomas Say (1787 – 1834) - Wikipedia


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