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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. When complete, Longicorn ID will provide identification support to the four families, 14 subfamilies, and 250 tribes. This update adds a Lucid key to the tribes of Lamiinae, as well as fact sheets for the 82 tribes and dorsal habitus photographs of 568 exemplar specimens. Of these new images, 251 are of holotype specimens, making this tool particularly valuable for accurate identification.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, Oxypeltidae, Vesperidae

  • Geographic scope: World

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

  • Release date: 2014

Screening Aid for the Cerambycidae of the Western U.S.A.
  • This screening aid is not a comprehensive treatment of western North American Cerambycidae (roundheaded or longhorned wood borers). It is designed to enable efficient sorting and identification of the most abundant species found in wood boring insect trap samples from surveys conducted by the ODA and the USDA FS in the Pacific Northwest and the West over the past ten years. Several exotic pest species are also included. *This aid will be most reliable in the conifer forest regions west of the Rocky Mountains. It may not function well with species found in the desert West and east of the Rockies.

  • Taxonomic scope: Cerambycidae

  • Geographic scope: Nearctic

  • Authors: LaBonte, J.R., Valley, S.A., Vlach, J., Niwa, C.

  • Release date: 2013

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