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Species Saperda candida - Round-headed Apple Tree 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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Saperdini
Genus Saperda
Species candida (Round-headed Apple Tree Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Saperda candida Fabricius 1787
Size
10 - 21 mm
Identification
Light brown with two longitudinal white stripes.
Range
e NA (OK-FL-QC-SK)
Season
mostly: June-July (BG data)
Food
Larvae feed on the wood of apples (Malus) and related trees in the rose family, such as pear (Pyrus), hawthorn (Crataegus), mountain ash (Sorbus) and Saskatoon (Amelanchier). Also: Aronia, Cotoneaster, Cydonia, Prunus. Adults feed on leaves.
Life Cycle
Spends three years in the larval stage inside the wood of trees.
Remarks
These insects seek out trees which are already weakened due to some other stress. A heavy infestation can kill a tree.