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Spalacopsis sp.

A flat-faced longhorn beetle

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 08/10/13
Volusia Co. FL 08/10/13

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This insect was seen on a red spiderling plant near the Atlantic Ocean in Volusia County.
After receiving a hint from a BugGuide.net contributor that this insect looks like a member of the Spalacopsis genera of flat-faced longhorn beetles, I thought that it looked most like Spalacopsis filum subsp. rostulatum. More recently one of the BugGuide experts tentatively identified it as Spalacopsis stolata, with S. suffusa as an alternative possibility.

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Spalacopsis sp. is a member of the Cerambycidae - Longhorned beetles family.


For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net info page for this species

Date record last modified: Aug 11, 2021


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