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Genus Oberea

Beetle ID? - Oberea flavipes Oberea perspicillata Beetle - Oberea erythrocephala Oberea Raspberry Cane Borer Beetle? - Oberea perspicillata Leafy Spurge Stem Boring Beetle - Oberea erythrocephala Oberea ruficollis Oberea praelonga ? - Oberea
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 Lamiinae (Flat-Faced Longhorns)
Tribe Phytoeciini
Genus Oberea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated by some workers in a tribe of its own (Obereiini) [e.g. in(1)]
Explanation of Names
Oberea Mulsant 1839
Numbers
18 spp. in the New World, all in the nominate subgenus and all in our area(2), ~300 spp. in 2 subgenera total(3)
Size
7-21 mm(4)
Identification
body long and slender; head, thorax, and abdomen all about same width, and elytra not tapered - giving an overall rod-shaped appearance to the body
northeastern spp. treated in detail in(4)
Range
2/3 of spp. in Eurasia; ~70, in Africa(3); in our area, e. NA west to the Rocky Mtns.(5)(6), except for the non-native O. erythrocephala established in the west(4)
Season
Apr-Sep(6)
Food
Larvae are live stem borers and feed mostly on hardwoods, but also some herbaceous plants(6)
Life Cycle
See(7)