Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Neandra brunnea - Pole Borer

Odd red beetle - Neandra brunnea Ground beetle - Neandra brunnea Ground beetle - Neandra brunnea Longhorned beetle - Neandra brunnea Pinchy Beetle #2 - Neandra brunnea Pole Borer - Neandra brunnea Beetle - Neandra brunnea Pole Borer Beetle - Neandra brunnea
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 Parandrinae
Genus Neandra (Pole Borer)
Species brunnea (Pole Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parandra brunnea
Explanation of Names
Neandra brunnea (Fabricius 1798)
Size
8-20 mm
Identification
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
Range
e. NA(1)
Habitat
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)
Season
Mar-Nov(1)
Food
Hosts: nearly all eastern trees(1)
Remarks
come to lights(2)
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.