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Species Elaphidion mucronatum - Spined Oak Borer

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Classification
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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Elaphidiini
Genus Elaphidion
Species mucronatum (Spined Oak Borer)
Explanation of Names
Elaphidion mucronatum (Say 1823)
mucronatus = 'sharp-pointed'
Size
12-20 mm(1)(2)
Identification
Note very long femoral spines
Range
ON-MN to FL-AZ(3)(4)(5)(6)
Season
Adults active April-October. (7)
Food
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.
Remarks
Adults come to lights, bait traps; very common(1)