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Species Arrenodes minutus - Oak Timberworm

Oak Timberworm - Arrenodes minutus - male Oak Timberworm Beetle - Arrenodes minutus - female Oak Timberworm Arrhenodes minutus   - Arrenodes minutus - male Oak Timberworm - Arrenodes minutus - female Oak Timberworm - Arrenodes minutus - female Oak Timberworm - Arrenodes minutus - female
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 Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Brentidae (Primitive Weevils)
Subfamily Brentinae
Tribe Brentini
Genus Arrenodes
Species minutus (Oak Timberworm)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arrhenodes minutus, A. minuta
Explanation of Names
Arrenodes minutus (Drury 1770)
Size
♀7-14 mm, ♂7-22 mm(1)
Identification
snout is broad in males, long & narrow in females
Range
e NA (NS-FL to ON-ND-TX) - Map (2)(3)(4)(5)
Habitat
Deciduous forests, under bark (esp. of oaks)(2)
Season
mostly: May-Aug (BG data)
Life Cycle
Females lay eggs in living trees where sapwood exposed by injury; larvae bore into wood beneath(1)

Larva take 2-3 years to develop. Pupation in gallery near exit(6)
Males are territorial and guard egg-laying females(2)
Remarks
comes to lights
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
6.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.