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Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta

Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta
Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
March 31, 2005
Size: 23mm, head to abdomen
Longhorned beetle. The antennae were about 150% of the body length, approximately 34mm. This beetle spent a few days on the screen of my sliding glass door during recent rains. It didn't appreciate attempts to move it to a better location for photography, and it would make a small hissing sound. The two orange spots on the elytra seem distinctive.


That's a Banded Hickory Borer, Knullinana cinccta. Yes, those spots are very distictive, though I have found them lacking in some individuals. If that were here in OH It would most certainly be Knullinana cinccta cinccta, though in SC it may be another subspecies, Knullinana cinccta ochracea.

Thanks Chad. I moved it to the guide.

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