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Species Goes tigrinus - White oak borer

spider with longhorn beetle - Goes tigrinus Goes tigrinus  (Degeer) - Goes tigrinus Goes tigrinus - male Goes tigrinus Large Longhorn Beetle? - Goes tigrinus Longhorn Beetle sp. - Goes tigrinus White oak borer - Goes tigrinus Is this Monochamus scutellatus? - Goes tigrinus
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 Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorns)
Tribe Monochamini
Genus Goes
Species tigrinus (White oak borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Goes tigrinus (DeGeer)
Orig. Comb: Cerambyx tigrinus DeGeer 1775
Numbers
9 spp., all Neactic (1)
Size
22-34 mm (2)
Identification
Covered in reticulated snow white pubescence. Plectrodera scalator (a close relative in the tribe Monochamini) is similar but the black bands are thicker, more distinct, shiny, and occurring in a totally different pattern. Sometimes the white oak borer has a very faint bluish grey tint, but only rarely to the extent shown in Yanega's figure (340)
Range
Widespread, but uncommon in e US (TX-FL-NY-MI) (3)(Linsley & Chemsak 1984)
Season
May-Oct, but most abundant June-July (3)
Food
Larvae feed in living hardwoods, especially oak, Quercus (3)
Life Cycle
Adults emerge in mid-spring and deposit eggs in roughened bark or near wounds. About 3 weeks later, eggs hatch, and larvae tunnel directly into the wood. New adults develop within the tunnels and emerge through a new, circular exit hole. The life cycle requires 3 to 5 years for completion.
Remarks
Very uncommonly collected although widespead and reportedly an important pest of all oaks in the white oak group.
See Also
Goes spp. - Cerambycidae Cat.
Print References
DeGeer, C. 1775. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. Stockholm, Imp. Pierre Hesselberg, 5: vii + 448 pp., 16 pls.
Linsley, E.G. and J.A. Chemsak. 1984. The Cerambycidae of North America, Part VII, No. 1. Taxonomy and Classification of the Subfamily Lamiinae, Tribes Parmenini through Acanthoderini. Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol., 102: ix + 258 pp., 57 figs. Full Text
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
3.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.