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Species Hylotrupes bajulus - Old House Borer

Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus) - Hylotrupes bajulus Hylotrupes bajulus
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Hylotrupini
Genus Hylotrupes
Species bajulus (Old House Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Cerambyx bajulus Linnaeus 1758
adult 8-20 mm(1), mature larva ~30 mm(2)
adventive to e. US / Mex. - Map (3), native to Europe, also spread to Argentina, S. Africa, Australia (2)(4)
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)
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)

Eggs are laid in fan-shaped clusters or in rows and layers in holes or tight crevices. Young larvae feed near the surface, older ones bore into the sapwood.(6)
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.
6.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.