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Species Mallodon dasystomus - Hardwood Stump Borer

Archodontes or Mallodon? - Mallodon dasystomus Mallodon dasystomus? - Mallodon dasystomus Prioninae, Macrotomini? - Mallodon dasystomus - male Hardwood Stump Borer - Mallodon dasystomus Pseudoscorpion under wing of - Mallodon dasystomus Pseudoscorpion attached to - Mallodon dasystomus Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle - Mallodon dasystomus Lucanidae? - Mallodon dasystomus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Prioninae
Tribe Mallodonini
Genus Mallodon
Species dasystomus (Hardwood Stump Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stenodontes dasystomus (Say)
Explanation of Names
Mallodon dasystomus (Say 1823)
dasystomus = 'hairy mouth'
20-50 mm
so. US (AZ-FL-VA-OK) to Columbia(1)
Deciduous forests
Larvae bore in live heartwood of trees, incl. oak, elm, willow, pecan, maple, sycamore, etc.(2)
Life Cycle
take 3-4 years to mature. Can be economically damaging. Adults come to lights.
See Also
Resembles Archodontes melanopus, see discussion in(3)
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.