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Pleasing Mannophorus

Mannophorus laetus LeConte, 1854

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Trachyderini


Mannophorus laetus LeConte, 1854

(nectaring on Texas Lantana, Lantana horrida)

Hidalgo Co., Texas (M Quinn)

Texas County Records for Mannophorus laetus

County Record Source: E.G. Riley, Dec. 2005

Range: Texas; San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 

Adult Activity: May, September to November (Hovore et al, 1987)

Host: Unknown, probably attacks the root crown or branches of a woody shrub (Dan Heffern, pers. comm.).

Similar Species: There are two species of Mannophorus, but only Mannophorus laetus occurs in Texas.

Mannophorus forreri Bates - Arizona
Mannophorus laetus

Etymology: Mannophorus laetus

mann, -o, =us (G). A collar, necklace
phorus ?
laet (L). Gay, pleasing


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