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Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes
  • Cerambycoid beetles include the large family Cerambycidae and three smaller families: Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae. Together, these families are a charismatic and economically important group of beetles with an estimated 4,000 genera and 35,000 described species worldwide. Longicorn ID provides identification support to the four families, 14 subfamilies, and 250 tribes. The most recent update adds a Lucid key to the tribes of Cerambycinae and Lepturinae, as well as fact sheets for the 114 tribes and dorsal habitus photographs of 420 exemplar specimens. Of these new images, 75 are of holotype specimens, making this tool particularly valuable for accurate identification.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., Lingafelter, S.W., Santos-Silva, A., Miller, K.B., and J.M. Zaspel

  • Release date: 2015

Cerambycoid Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution
  • The Smithsonian Institution currently has over 2,100 primary types for Cerambycoidea (families Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, and Vesperidae). Authors of these types include Aurivillius, Breuning, Casey, Chemsak, Dillon & Dillon, Fisher, Galileo, Gressitt, Kriesche, Lane, Linell, Lingafelter, Linsley, Martins, Melzer, Micheli, MonnĂ©, Nearns, Schaeffer, Schwarzer, Tippmann, and many others. The types represent fauna from over 30 countries from Afghanistan to Zaire, literally from A to Z, although emphasis is on the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We have set up the search page to allow users to find images of types by tribe, by country, by author, by original name, or by current name if different.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: World

  • Authors: Lingafelter, S.W., M.A. Monné, and E.H. Nearns

  • Release date: 2014

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