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Stenosphenus dolosus Horn

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Elaphidionini


Stenosphenus dolosus Horn

Warbler Woods
ne. of Schertz, Guadalupe Co., Texas
April 8, 2006 (M Quinn)

Texas County Records for Stenosphenus dolosus

Stenosphenus dolosus Horn

County Record Data per Burke et al. 1994, Hovore et al. 1987
(Plus Guadalupe Co.)

Range: Northeast and Central Texas south to Mexico (Burke et al. 1994, Monné & Hovore 2002)

Adult Activity

March to June, September to December 
Relatively abundant in both spring and fall in south Texas (Hovore et al. 1987)

Larval Hosts

Prosopis & Acacia (Linsley 1963)
(Hovore & Penrose 1982)

Similar Species

There are 23 species of Stenosphenus (Monné & Hovore 2005), but only five reach the United States (Arnett et al. 2002)

Texas Taxa

Stenosphenus dolosus Horn - Texas, Mexico
Stenosphenus lugens LeConte - Texas, Mexico
Stenosphenus notatus (Olivier) - eastern North America, Texas
Stenosphenus sobrius (Newman) - AZ to TX, south to Guatemala


Stenosphenus dolosus - TAMU
Stenosphenus dolosus - BugGuide
Stenosphenus notatus - FSCA


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Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. 134 pp.

Burke, H.R., J.A. Jackman, & M. Rose. 1994. Insects Associated with Woody Ornamental Plants. EEE - 00019. Texas A&M University, College Station. pp 1-166.

Giesbert, E. F. & J.A. Chemsak. 1989. The genus Stenosphenus Haldeman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 65: 269-301.

Hovore, F.T. & R.L. Penrose 1982. Notes on Cerambycidae coinhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte. Southwestern Naturalist, 27(1): 23-27.

Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-344, 20 figs.

Linsley, E.G. 1963. The Cerambycidae of North America. Part IV. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Cerambycionae, tribes Elaphidionini through Rhinotragini. Univ. Calif. Publs Ent., Berkeley, 21: 1-165, 52 figs.

Monné, M.A. & F.T. Hovore. 2005. Electronic Checklist of the Cerambycidae of the Western Hemisphere. 393 pp.

21 Apr 2007  © Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information