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Digital identification tool: Cerambycoid Families

Published: Wed, 06 Mar 2013, 13:46
Last updated: Mon, 05 Oct 2015, 14:07
USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Science and Technology, Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, Identification Technology Program (ITP) is pleased to announce the release of its identification tool, Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes. Cerambycoids (longhorned beetles or longicorns) are among the most serious wood-boring pest species in the world, affecting various agricultural crops, ornamental trees, and lumber products, causing millions of dollars in damage each year. This group contains an estimated 4,000 genera and 35,000 described species worldwide. This release is the first phase of a three phase project to provide identification support to PPQ and its partners for the four families, 14 subfamilies, and 250 tribes of cerambycoids. The first phase contains identification keys to the families and subfamilies, as well as keys to the tribes of cerambycoid beetles except for the three largest subfamilies of Cerambycidae. Further details on the tool's three phases and the release schedules are included in the attachment.
Resource provide by:
  • NPPO of USA
URL: click here
Type of contact: NPPO
  • Diagnostic protocol
Submitted by: USDA-APHIS