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Species Megacyllene caryae - Hickory Borer

 Beetle from West Virginia - Megacyllene caryae Locust boring beetle, Megacyllene robinae - Megacyllene caryae Hickory Borer - Megacyllene caryae Mesquite Borer - Megacyllene caryae What bug please - Megacyllene caryae Locust or Hickory Borer - Megacyllene caryae Hickory Bug 7065dK - Megacyllene caryae Hickory Bug 7077dK - Megacyllene caryae
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Megacyllene
Species caryae (Hickory Borer)
Other Common Names
Painted Hickory Borer - PHB (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Cyllene caryae Gahan 1908
Explanation of Names
Latin for "of Carya". Carya is the genus of trees which includes hickories and pecans.
Size
10-20 mm (1)
Range
TX-GA-MA-KS / n. Mex. (BG data)
Season
Mar-Apr (mostly) (BG data)
Food
larvae mine newly dead hickory, and sometimes other hardwoods. (1)
Remarks
attracted to UV lights (1)
See Also

The Locust Borer Megacyllene robinae, which is fall active, rather than in the spring as this species is.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.