Stenelytrana emarginata

Longhorned Beetle

Stenelytrana emarginata photo, Long-horned Beetles






Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Lepturinae

Length: 26-35 mm


Stenelytrana emarginata is a very large longhorn beetle with red to reddish-brown elytra that are black at the apex. The bases of the elytra are well-rounded. Antennae are serrate. The head, pronotum, legs, and antennae are black.

This wide-ranging species is found from Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Texas and Kansas. It is not especially common in West Virginia.

The larvae feed in dead beech, elm, and other hardwoods.

This species was formerly known as Leptura emarginata.

Insects of West Virginia