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For the United States & Canada

Species Mallodon dasystomus - Hardwood Stump 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 Prioninae
Tribe Mallodonini
Genus Mallodon
Species dasystomus (Hardwood Stump Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stenodontes dasystomus (Say)
Explanation of Names
Mallodon dasystomus (Say 1823)
dasystomus = 'hairy mouth'
Size
20-50 mm
Range
se. US to AZ (AZ-FL-VA-OK) to Columbia(1)
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Food
Larvae bore in live heartwood of trees, incl. oak, elm, willow, pecan, maple, sycamore, etc.(2)
Life Cycle
take 3-4 years to mature. Can be economically damaging. Adults come to lights.
See Also
Resembles Archodontes melanopus, see discussion in(3)
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
3.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.