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Species Elaphidion mucronatum - Spined Oak 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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Elaphidiini
Genus Elaphidion
Species mucronatum (Spined Oak Borer)
Explanation of Names
Elaphidion mucronatum (Say 1823)
mucronatus = 'sharp-pointed'
12-20 mm(1)(2)
Note very long femoral spines
ON-MN to FL-AZ(3)(4)(5)(6)
Adults active April-October. (7)
Extremely polyphagous; hosts include most eastern hardwoods & shrubs.(1)(6)

Also noted in bald cypress (Taxodium distichum). (7)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid beneath bark of dead hardwoods. Larvae feed beneath the bark for the first year and feed deeper the second year.
Adults come to lights, bait traps; very common(1)