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Species Plinthocoelium suaveolens - Bumelia 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 Callichromatini
Genus Plinthocoelium
Species suaveolens (Bumelia Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plinthocoelium suaveolens (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Cerambyx suaveolens Linnaeus 1768
Numbers
Two spp. recognized, but P. schwarzi may actually be a subspecies.
Size
25-40 mm
Identification
Large, metallic green, bronze, or blue (highly variable). Femora red.
Range
Central and southeastern United States: Delaware west to Missouri and southward.
Season
May-September
Life Cycle
Larvae are trunk and root borers of Tupelo (Nyssa), Gum Bully Sideroxylon (=Bumelia), and Mulberry (Morus).
Remarks
Adults are attracted to UV lights and bait.
Print References
Yanega, p. 52, figs. 219a-b (1)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2007
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.