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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn 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)
Identification

Det. E.G. Riley, 2010
Range
e. US (so.ON-MA-FL to IA-TX) - Map (2)(3)
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)(4)
Remarks
common(5), comes to lights(1); often infests stored lumber, larvae continue to feed after the wood is in use(4)
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.