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Species Dicerca tenebrica - Flatheaded Poplar Borer

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Tribe Dicercini
Subtribe Dicercina
Genus Dicerca
Species tenebrica (Flatheaded Poplar Borer)
Other Common Names
Poplar Dicerca(1)
Explanation of Names
Dicerca tenebrica (Kirby 1837)
14.5-26.0 mm(1)
throughout Canada and most of the US (south to GA-CA)(2)(1)
adults present Mar-Nov(1)
Larvae in bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata), adults on other Populus spp.(2)
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
2.A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America north of Mexico.
Nelson et al. 2008. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4. 274 pp.