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Yellow-girdled Lissonotus

Lissonotus flavocinctus puncticollis Bates, 1885

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Lissonotini


Lissonotus flavocinctus puncticollis Bates, 1885

Bentsen-RGV State Park
Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX 
October 18, 2006 (P Schappert)

Range: Texas (Cameron and Hidalgo counties) to Southern California, northern Mexico and Baja California.

Adult Activity: April to November (Hovore, et al. 1987)

Hosts: Acacia, Salix and Leucaena (Dan Heffern, pers. comm.).

Similar Species: There are 20 species of Lissonotus, but only Lissonotus flavocinctus reaches in the U.S.


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