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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 (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 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.