Golden Flower Long-horn
( Cosmosalia chrysocoma )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Cosmosalia chrysocoma
(Kirby in Richardson ,1837 )
Common Name:Golden Flower Long-horn
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Cerambycidae
Subfamily:Lepturinae
Tribe:Lepturini
Genus:Cosmosalia
Taxon Code:COL01622
ITIS/TSN:702634

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Sagehen Creek Field Station, Sagehen Creek Field Station, Tahoe National Forest, 11616 Sage Hen Rd, Truckee
County:Nevada County
ECI Site#:CANF182900
Open Space Location:Tahoe National Forest

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "The very dense, appressed, metallic golden pubescence is quite distinctive." Cerambycidae of the North America: "Elytra with pubescence prostrate, usually dense, lying vertically away from suture, surface usually concolorous or infuscated."
Description
The very dense, appressed, metallic golden pubescence is quite distinctive. Cerambycidae of the North America: Elytra with pubescence prostrate, usually dense, lying vertically away from suture, surface usually concolorous or infuscated.
Body Length
females 10-20 mm, males 10-16 mm.

BIOLOGY
Host
Larvae eat decaying wood, both hardwoods and conifers.
Range
California, the western U.S., northern U.S., and most of Canada, to northern Mexico.
Flight Period
Adults fly June through September

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Lepturobosca chrysocoma. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/19893). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
ITIS.
Cerambycidae of the North America: Part VI. No. 2: Taxonomy and Classification, by Earle Gorton Linsley, John A. Chemsak


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