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Species Oncideres cingulata - Twig Girdler

Oncideres cingulata Longhorn - Oncideres cingulata Oncideres cingulata - Twig Girdler ? - Oncideres cingulata Long-horned - Oncideres cingulata unknown longhorn beetle - Oncideres cingulata Unk beetle - Oncideres cingulata Oncideres cingulata? - Oncideres cingulata Pennsylvania Beetle - Oncideres cingulata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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)
Explanation of Names
Oncideres cingulata (Say 1826)
2 sspp. in our area(1)
9‒20 mm(2)
e.US (s.ON‒CT‒FL to KS‒TX) & e. Mex. - Map (1)(3)
deciduous forests
hosts: deciduous trees, almost 20 plant families recorded(1)
Life Cycle
female deposits eggs in tips of twigs, girdles the twig below the eggs, the twig falls to the ground, and the larvae mature there
can be a pest of deciduous trees; comes to light(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Col.) of Canada and United States of America, Parts I‒IV
Monné M.A., Nearns E.H. 2023. Available from
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)