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Species Hylotrupes bajulus - Old House Borer

Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus) - Hylotrupes bajulus Hylotrupes bajulus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Hylotrupini
Genus Hylotrupes
Species bajulus (Old House Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Cerambyx bajulus Linnaeus 1758
Size
adult 8-20 mm(1), mature larva ~30 mm(2)
Range
adventive to e. US / Mex. - Map (3), native to Europe, also spread to Argentina, S. Africa, Australia (2)(4)
Habitat
outside Eurasia found almost always in household situations; in w. Europe and S. Africa, in tree stumps and dead branches. In the US, found in lumber stored outdoors, but not in natural habitats(2)
Season
mostly Jun-Aug (5)(3)
Life Cycle
life cycle takes 2-10 yrs, in structural wood usually 3–5 yrs; adult females live ~10 days, males ~15 days(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.