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Species Neoclytus caprea - Banded Ash Borer

Cytus species? - Neoclytus caprea - female Neoclytus caprea - female Beetle ID? - Neoclytus caprea Banded Ash Borer - Neoclytus caprea Female, Neoclytus caprea? - Neoclytus caprea - female Male and female, Banded Ash Borer - Neoclytus caprea - male - female Male, Neoclytus caprea? - Neoclytus caprea - male Neoclytus caprea
Classification
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Neoclytus
Species caprea (Banded Ash Borer)
Explanation of Names
Neoclytus caprea (Say 1823)
Size
Adult 8-17 mm(1), larva up to 22 mm
Range
e. NA west to ID-AZ(2)(BG data)
Season
Adults emerge May-Aug in the North, Feb-Nov in the South
Food
sapwood of ash, sometimes oak, hickory(1)
Life Cycle
One generation a year

Adults emerge in spring and fly to hot plants to deposit eggs in the bark crevices. The larvae feed the sapwood over summer. Pupation occurs in the fall but the adult doesn't emerge until spring(3)
Remarks
often emerges indoors from firewood; sawlogs may become infested within 20 days of felling during summer
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.New World Cerambycidae Catalog
3.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.