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Species Saperda inornata - Poplar-gall Saperda

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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 Saperdini
Genus Saperda
Species inornata (Poplar-gall Saperda)
Explanation of Names
Saperda inornata Say 1824
8-13 mm (1)
typically has vague lateral stripes of thickened pubescence on the pronotum (1)
ne NA, AZ, CO (1)(2)(3)
May-July (BG data)
larvae in live poplars, willows (1)(2)
Life Cycle
forms small galls in branches, saplings (1)(2)
See Also
Mecas spp. have thicker ant. (1)
Eupogonius pubescens LeConte - has lateral pronotal projections (1)
Print References
Nord, J.C.; Grimble, D.G.; Knight, F.B. 1972. Biology of Saperda inornata [S. concolor] (Coleoptera: Cerambycide) in trembling aspen, Populus tremuloides. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 65: 127-135.
Wilson, L.F. and Ostry, M.E. 1980. How to identify and prevent injury by the poplar-gall Saperda. USDA, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. St. Paul, MN. 6 pp.
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.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.