Texas Beetle Information

Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn

Triple-banded Bycid

Sphaenothecus trilineatus Dupont, 1838

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Trachyderini



Sphaenothecus trilineatus Dupont, 1838

Chiapas, Mexico
September 1991

Specimen curated in the TAMUIC

Range: Cameron County, Texas south to Mexico (Vera Cruz, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas) - (Chemsak & Noguera, 1998)

Adult Activity: November to January in the Chiapas, Mexico

On flowers of H. appendiculatus, S. saponaria and C. aesculifolia. (Toledo et al., 2002)

Larval Host(s): Unknown

Similar Species: There are seven species of Sphaenothecus, but only two reach the United States:

Texas Taxa:

Sphaenothecus bivittata Dupont

Sphaenothecus trilineatus Dupont 

Website: Sphaenothecus trilineatus Dupont - Cerambycidae Catalog


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.

Chemsak, J.A., & F.A. Noguera. 1998. Review of the genus Sphaenothecus Dupont (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 74(1): 12-26.

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.

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

Toledo, V.H., F.A. Noguera, J.A. Chemsak, F.T. Hovore & E.F. Giesbert. 2002. The cerambycid fauna of the tropical dry forest of "El Aguacero," Chiapas, Mexico. Coleopterists Bulletin 56(4): 515-532. Abstract

30 Nov 2008  © Mike Quinn / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information