Yellow (longhorn???) beetle, Colorado
I was wondering if you could help me identify this guy? thanks so much!
Lori Mackay – Photographer
We are confident that this is a Flower Longhorn in the subfamily Lepturinae, but we are uncertain as to the genus or species. It resembles several postings to BugGuide. It resembles the genera Typocerus, Strophiona, and Stenostrophia most closely. Perhaps Eric Eaton can be more conclusive.
I’m fairly confident that the image is of a species of Xestoleptura, perhaps Xestoleptura cockerelli or X. crassipes. Lepturines are really a bear, especially since the names of the genera seem to change fairly frequently….