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Long-horned Beetle - Elytrimitatrix undata

Long-horned Beetle - Elytrimitatrix undata
Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA
June 28, 2007
Size: 1"
Photographed on our deck last night. Large, gray long-horned beetle. Checked guide but could not find one that looked like it. Any help with ID appreciated.


Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

A cerambycid beetle...
...Distenia undata.

Thanks Ted!
We appreciate your help with ID. Do you know what the larvae eat? Assuming this is a boring beetle.


Loren Padelford
Bellevue, NE

Not boring at all...
...I find them very interesting ;-) Yes, the larvae bore in dead wood - they've been reared from a variety of hardwood species.

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