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Species Neandra brunnea - Pole Borer

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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 Parandrinae
Genus Neandra (Pole Borer)
Species brunnea (Pole Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parandra brunnea
Explanation of Names
Neandra brunnea (Fabricius 1798)
8-20 mm
A robust yellowish-brown to reddish-brown longhorn, resembles a stag beetle, perhaps, but antennae are not clubbed. Specific characters(1)(2):
tarsi with five visible segments, no process between tarsal claws
pronotum subquadrate (almost square), widest at front
elytra without striations
e. NA(1)
moist decaying wood(1); larvae bore in trees and structural wood (poles, crossties, etc.) in contact with moist ground; adults may emerge, mate, and lay eggs in the same cavity they occupied as a larva(2)
Hosts: nearly all eastern trees(1)
come to lights(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.