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Species Oncideres cingulata - Twig Girdler

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Onciderini
Genus Oncideres (Twig Girdling Beetles)
Species cingulata (Twig Girdler)
Other Common Names
The Hickory Girdler (1)
Explanation of Names
Oncideres cingulata (Say 1826)
9-20 mm(2)
Elongated, faintly spotted, blackish or dark red with fine pubescence, forming pale median band(1)(2)
e US (CT-FL to KS-TX) & Mexico(3)
deciduous forests
mostly Aug-Nov (BG data)
Life Cycle
Female deposits eggs in the tips of twigs of deciduous trees and then girdles the twig below the eggs. The twig later falls to the ground, where the larvae mature.(1)
Can be a pest of deciduous trees; comes to light(2)
See Also
Print References
Rice, M. E. 1995. Branch girdling by Oncideres cingulata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and relative host quality of persimmon, hickory, and elm. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88: 451-455.
Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.