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Species Phymatodes testaceus - Tanbark 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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Callidiini
Genus Phymatodes
Species testaceus (Tanbark Borer)
Identification
the long metatarsomere I (longer than the remaining tarsomeres together) is diagnostic among our spp.; color variable(1)
Range
native to Eurasia; widely established around the world, incl. e. US and, more recently, in the Pacific Northwest(1)
Food
oak [per comment here]
Works Cited
1.Nomenclatural changes in North American Phymatodes Mulsant (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Swift I.P., Ray A.M. 2010. Zootaxa 2448: 35–52.