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Hovore's Neck-Lined Bycid

Parevander hovorei Giesbert, 1984

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Trachyderini


Parevander hovorei Giesbert, 1984

(on underside of flower)

Falcon State Park, Starr County, Texas
October 8, 2007 (J & D Dauphin)


Parevander hovorei Giesbert, 1984

Rancho Picachos, Sierra Picachos
N. of Monterey, Nuevo León, Mexico
September 7, 2006 (M Quinn)


Hidalgo & Starr Counties, Texas; ne Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas). (Monné & Hovore, 2005)

Adult Activity

September to December (Hovore et al. 1987), but most common mid-October to early November (pers. com. Dan Heffern).

Larval Host: Unknown (Hovore et al. 1987)


(Hovore et al. (1987) reports taking this species in abundance, often with Mannophorus laetus, from several members of the Asteraceae, including Viguiera, Helianthus, and Verbesina.

Similar Species: There are five species of Parevander, but only P. hovorei reaches the United States (Monné & Hovore, 2005)

EtymologyParevander hovorei Giesbert, 1984

par, -i (L). Equal
ven, =a, -o (L). A vein (?)
der, -o (G). The neck; the hide
hovorei -
patronym honoring Frank T. Hovore (1945-2006)

Biography: Edmund F. Giesbert (1931 - 1999)


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