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Species Archodontes melanopus - Live-oak Root 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 Macrotomini
Subtribe Basitoxina
Genus Archodontes
Species melanopus (Live-oak Root Borer)
Explanation of Names
Archodontes melanopus (Linnaeus 1767)
melanopus = 'black-footed'
Numbers
3 sspp.(1)
Size
30-57 mm(2)
Identification
Range
so. US - Map (1)(3)
Season
mostly: Jun-Aug (BG data)
Life Cycle
Larvae form galls on roots of Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), Water Oak (Q. nigra) and other hardwoods(4)
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