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Species Hylecoetus lugubris - Sapwood Timberworm

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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 Lymexyloidea (Ship-timber Beetles)
Family Lymexylidae
Genus Hylecoetus
Species lugubris (Sapwood Timberworm)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elateroides lugubris
Explanation of Names
Hylecoetus lugubris Say 1835
Size
9.5-15 mm(1)
Range
NF-AB to NY-IN(2)(3)
Season
adults emerge Apr-Jul(1)
Food
hosts: poplar (major host), birch, tulip tree, basswood, buckeye, black walnut, chestnut(1); common in fairly fresh Populus logs(4)
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
4.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.