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Species Semanotus ligneus - Cedar Tree Borer

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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 Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Callidiini
Genus Semanotus
Species ligneus (Cedar Tree Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
a number of taxa formerly treated as subspecies of S. ligneus have been elevated to species in(1)
Explanation of Names
Semanotus ligneus (Fabricius 1787)
ligneus 'related to wood'
Size
8-12 mm(2)
Identification
Some specimens are largely dark(2)
Range
e. NA (NS-MB to e.TX)(1)(3)
Season
Mar-Aug(4)
Food
hosts: Thuja, Cupressus, Juniperus(1)
Works Cited
1.Casey's conundrum, a review of the genus Semanotus Mulsant (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Callidiini) in North America
Hammond H.E.J., Williams D.J. 2013. Zootaxa 3670: 101–136.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.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.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.