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Species Oberea myops

Oberea myops Haldeman - Oberea myops Oberea myops Haldeman - Oberea myops Oberea myops - female
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Phytoeciini
Genus Oberea
Species myops (Oberea myops)
Other Common Names
Rhododendron Stem Borer (1)
Explanation of Names
Oberea myops Haldeman 1847
9-18 mm (1)
scattered records e. NA to TX - Map
May-July (2)
Rhododendron, azalea, laurel(3)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in the bark of twigs between 2 girdles about 1/2" apart. The larva bores into the twig and down to the ground and into the roots.(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
3.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.