Notes on the natural history of Plesioclytus morrisi Wappes and Skelley, 2015 and Plesioclytus relictus Giesbert, 1993 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

  • Kyle E. Schnepp
Keywords: Plesioclytini, Georgia, Florida, life history, larval host, root-feeding.


The host plant and life history observations of Plesioclytus morrisi Wappes and Skelley and Plesioclytus relictus Giesbert (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Plesioclytini) are described for the first time. The host for both species is shown to be Polygonum polygamum Vent. (Polygonaceae). Observations also indicate that plants chosen for oviposition occur in open sand areas of scrub habitat.