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Species Saperda vestita - Linden Borer

Cerambycidae, dorsal - Saperda vestita Cerambycidae, pronotum - Saperda vestita Cerambycidae, elytral tips - Saperda vestita Linden Borer - Saperda vestita Longhorn beetle - Saperda vestita Linden Borer? - Saperda vestita Linden Borer? - Saperda vestita Flat-faced Long-horned Beetle? - Saperda vestita
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 Saperdini
Genus Saperda
Species vestita (Linden Borer)
Other Common Names
The Coated Saperda
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Say 1824
Explanation of Names
vesti - Latin for clothing, a coat (1)
15 Nearctic spp. of this Holarctic genus (2)
11-22 mm (3)
Widespread eastern, central U.S. and Canadian species (4)
May-Sept (4)
Larvae develop in Acer, Tilia, and occasionally Populus (4)
Life Cycle
Attracted to lights (3)
Say discovered this species near the southern extremity of Lake Michigan (Harris 1862)
Print References
Harris, T.W. 1862. A treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation. William White, Boston. 640 pp. Full Text
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.