Taeniotes scalatus

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Taeniotes scalatus
Cerambycidae - Taeniotes scalatus.jpg
Museum specimen of Taeniotes scalatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cerambycoidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lamiinae
Genus: Taeniotes
Species: T. scalatus
Binomial name
Taeniotes scalatus'
(Gmelin, 1790)
Synonyms
  • Cerambyx scalaris Fabricius, 1781 nec Linnaeus, 1758
  • Cerambyx scalatus Gmelin, 1790
  • Taeniotes scalaris (Fabricius) Lacordaire, 1869
  • Taeniotes scalaris var. azoricus Kolbe, 1877
  • Taeniotes suturalis Thomson, 1857

Taeniotes scalatus is a species of flat-faced longhorn beetles belonging to the Cerambycidae family, Lamiinae subfamily.

Description[edit]

Taeniotes scalatus can reach a length of 30–40 millimetres (1.2–1.6 in). Basic color of body is black, with a yellow dorsal streak and small spots. Larval host plants are cultivated figs (Ficus carica).

Distribution[edit]

This species is present in Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela).

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