Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycidae Subfamilies and Tribes
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Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., Lingafelter, S.W., Santos-Silva, A., Miller, K.B., & J.M. Zaspel. 2020. Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes. The University of New Mexico, Purdue University, and USDA APHIS PPQ Identification Technology Program (ITP). [date of access] <>

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About the Authors

Eugenio H. Nearns, Ph.D., is a Coleoptera specialist with APHIS/PPQ's National Identification Services (NIS). Gino's research is focused on the taxonomy, systematics, and evolution of longhorned beetles. Gino has described >40 new species and published >40 papers, including a revision of the cerambycine tribes Curiini and Plectromerini (Nearns & Branham, 2008) and a Lucid key to the 80 genera of lamiine tribe Onciderini (Nearns et al. 2011). Visit Gino's Cerambycid Research website.

Nathan P. Lord, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nathan is broadly interested in Coleoptera systematics and has published works on several families, including Bothrideridae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Endomychidae, Latridiidae, and Zopheridae. Visit Nathan's Coleoptera Systematics website.

Steven W. Lingafelter, Ph.D., is a entomologist-identifier with USDA APHIS PPQ. Steve is an expert on the world cerambycoid beetle fauna and has described >100 new species and authored dozens of papers, including a revision on the Asian Longhorned Beetle genus Anoplophora (Lingafelter & Hoebeke, 2002) and an illustrated key to the longhorned wood boring beetles of the eastern U.S. (Lingafelter, 2007).

Antonio Santos-Silva is a research associate at the Museu de Zoologia Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Antonio is an expert on the world cerambycoid beetle fauna and has authored dozens of papers, especially on the family Disteniidae and cerambycid subfamilies Parandrinae and Prioninae.

Kelly B. Miller, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Department of Biology and curator of Arthropods at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. Kelly has worked extensively at the alpha-taxonomic level revising genera and species groups, and has also conducted higher-taxonomic phylogenetic work using cladistic analyses of morphological and molecular data to improve classifications and examine evolutionary scenarios. Visit Kelly Miller Insect Systematics website.

Jennifer M. Zaspel, Ph.D., is Research Curator & Head of Zoology, Milwaukee Public Museum. Jennifer's lab investigates the evolutionary origins of butterflies and moths in order to better understand their feeding behaviors, mating strategies and chemical communication.


Parandra (Parandra) glabra (Degeer, 1774)
(Cerambycidae: Parandrinae: Parandrini)
Monteverde, Costa Rica © K. Nishida     Longicorn ID images on Bugwood ITP Node
Longicorn ID last updated 2020  E.H. Nearns, N.P. Lord, S.W. Lingafelter, A. Santos-Silva, K.B. Miller, & J.M. Zaspel