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Species Smodicum cucujiforme - Flat Oak 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 Smodicini
Genus Smodicum
Species cucujiforme (Flat Oak Borer)
Other Common Names
Flat Powder-post Beetle(1)
Explanation of Names
Smodicum cucujiforme (Say 1826)
Size
7-10 mm(1)
Range
e. US (so.ON-MA-FL to IA-TX)(2)
Food
Dry heartwood of various hardwoods incl. oak, hickory, maple(1)
Life Cycle
Larval development is completed in ~1 year (up to 3 years in seasoned wood)(3)
Remarks
common(4), comes to lights(1); often infests stored lumber, larvae continue to feed after the wood is in use(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.