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Species Glycobius speciosus - Sugar Maple 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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Glycobius
Species speciosus (Sugar Maple Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Clytus speciosus Say 1828
Explanation of Names
specios - Latin for showy, beautiful (1)
Monotypic genus (2)
23-27 mm
Large and robust, slightly convex in profile. Dense yellow pubescence on dorsal surface forms a distinctive pattern. Appears to be a mimic of Yellowjackets, genus Vespula--compare:
Northeastern North America
Extirpated from much of midwestern U.S. (Holland 2009)
Deciduous forests with hostplant (sugar maple).
June-August (2)
Life Cycle
Larvae mine under bark of living Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum.
Rare (2)
Print References
Dillon p. 598, plate 59 (3)
Yanega, p. 120, fig. 112 (4)
Holland, J.D. 2009. Glycobius speciosus (Say) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) has been extirpated from much of midwestern U.S.A. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63: 54–61.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
4.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.