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Longhorn Beetle - Parelaphidion aspersum

Longhorn Beetle - Parelaphidion aspersum
Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
August 12, 2005
Size: apx.3/4"

Moved from Oak Borer.

possible E. cortiphagus
From the size and overall appearance my guess is that it is Enaphalodes cortiphagus, the Oak-bark Scarrer. Adult flight is July through September.

Enaphalodes atomarius
I think this is a female Enaphalodes atomarius. E. cortiphagus tends to have much denser light grey pubescence. Also the humeral puntures on cortiphagus are not so large (you can actually see some of the punctures in the photo). In Maryland I've found atomarius to be much more common than cortiphagus

Longhorn beetles
Frank, Thanks for your comments on both longhorn beetles.
Sorry to say we did not save the Goes tigrinus from its fate with the spider. We let nature take its course. We do love spiders here.

This is...
...a species of Parelaphidion, prob. P. aspersum.

longhorn beetle
What identifying features should I look for to make this ID?

shiny ridge
Parelaphidion has a shiny rigde in the middle of the pronotum. I'm not really seeing that here. I still think it is Enaphlodes atomarius.

Thank you.
Thank you.

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