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Species Tetrops praeusta - Plum Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Tetropini
Genus Tetrops
Species praeusta (Plum Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Tetrops praeusta (Linnaeus 1758)
native to w. Palaearctic (east to Mongolia)(1), adventive in NA (ne. US, NB-ON)(2)(3)(4)(BG data)
larvae bore in twigs of various hardwood trees/shrubs, esp. on Rosaceae (Crataegus, Malus, Prunus, Cerasus, etc.)(1)(3)
first found in NA in ME, 1996; no economic damage reported in NA(3)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Exotic bark- and wood-boring Coleoptera in the United States: recent establishments and interceptions
Haack R.A. 2006. Can. J. For. Res. 36(2): 269–288.
4.Trichoferus campestris (Faldermann) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), an Asian wood-boring beetle recorded in North America
Grebennikov V.V., Gill B.D., Vigneault R. 2010. The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(1): 13–20.