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Species Mallodon dasystomus - Hardwood Stump Borer

Hardwood Stump Borer - Mallodon dasystomus - male Prioninae, Macrotomini? - Mallodon dasystomus - male BG2540 E0991a - Mallodon dasystomus Cerambycid - Mallodon dasystomus Some sort of Stag Beetle? - Mallodon dasystomus Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle - Mallodon dasystomus Longhorned Beetle - Mallodon dasystomus Mallodon dasystomus
Classification
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)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Prioninae
Tribe Macrotomini
Genus Mallodon
Species dasystomus (Hardwood Stump Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Prionus dasytomus Say 1823
Syn: Stenodontes dasytomus (Say)
Explanation of Names
dasytomus - Greek for 'hairy mouth' (1)
- feature not diagnostic
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
20-50 mm
Identification

Mallodon dasystomus (Say)
Det. M.C. Thomas, 2012
Range
AZ-FL-VA-OK / Mex to Columbia (3)
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
mostly: May-Jul (longer in TX) (BG data)
Food
Larvae bore in live heartwood of trees, incl. oak, elm, willow, pecan, maple, sycamore, etc. (4)
Life Cycle
take 3-4 years to mature. Can be economically damaging. Adults attracted to UV lights.
Remarks
This was until recently considered a Stenodontes spp., Mallodon was treated as a subgenus.
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection has 70 pinned, including specimens from that state, and no other species listed for the genus.
See Also
Resembles Archodontes melanopus, see Yanega for discussion. (5)
Print References
Yanega, p. 26, figs. 6a-b (5)
Brimley, p. 209 (6)
Dillon, p. 576, plate LVII #8 (7)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
5.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
6.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
7.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.