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Species Dorcaschema wildii - Mulberry Borer

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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 Dorcaschematini
Genus Dorcaschema
Species wildii (Mulberry Borer)
Explanation of Names
Dorcaschema wildii Uhler, 1855
15-23 mm (1)
white lateral lines running from the head backwards, small scattered black spots (1)

Det. D. Heffern, 2012
ec. US (e. TX to Chicago to FL Panhandle) - Map (2), mostly e. Great Plains
May-Aug (2)
Mulberry (Morus)
Life Cycle
Eggs are deposited in niches chewed in the bark. Young larvae feed between the bark and the wood, destroying cambium in 2" square areas. After 1-3 months, they bore into the wood. Their galleries angle upward and inward for a couple of inches and then bend back toward the surface; they are close together and often overlap.(3)

Overwinter as larvae(3)

Life cycle varies between 1-2 years(3)
See Also
Small Mulberry Borer - Dorcaschema alternatum (Say) - yellow-orange stripping (1)
- Range: e. US
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2012
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.