Beetles of North Carolina
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Members of Anthophylax:
1 NC Records

Anthophylax hoffmanii - No Common Name

Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: Lepturinae                                                             
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Resources: BugGuide, Wikipedia, GBIF                                                              
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥
 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) <
 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Lingafelter (2007) describes this as a highly localized species, known from high elevation habitats in the Southern Appalachians. Our one record comes from Mt. Mitchell.
Diet: Larvae probably feed on Fraser Fir and possibly Red Spruce (Lingafelter, 2007)
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Adult Phenology:
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SH
State Protection: [SR]
Comments: This species is known in North Carolina only from a single record dating to 1924. It appears to be a narrowly distributed species occurring in high elevation conifer forests of the Southern Appalachians. As such, it is likely a Pleistocene relict.