Golden Flower Long-horn
( Cosmosalia chrysocoma )


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

PHYLOGENY

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

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
General, Sagehen Creek Field Station, 11616 Sage Hen Rd, Truckee
County:Sierra County
ECI Site#:CANF182900
Park/Forest:Tahoe National Forest

RECOGNITION
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.
Flight Period
Adults fly June through September
Range
Canada, n. & w. US to n. Mexico. Cerambycidae of the North America: British Columbia to Newfoundland, California ot New Mexico, Mexico.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame

REFERENCES
  • BugGuide [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#702634
  • Cerambycidae of the North America: Part VI. No. 2: Taxonomy and Classification, by Earle Gorton Linsley, John A. Chemsak


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