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Species Goes tesselatus - Oak sapling borer

Goes tesselatus Goes tesselatus (Haldeman) - Goes tesselatus Long-Horned Beetle species? - Goes tesselatus TX Long-Horned Beetle species? - Goes tesselatus Unknown Longhorn Beetle - Goes tesselatus long horned beetle? - Goes tesselatus Longhorned beetle - Goes tesselatus Goes tesselatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Lamiinae (Flat-faced Longhorn Beetles)
Tribe Monochamini
Genus Goes
Species tesselatus (Oak sapling borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Goes tesselatus (Haldeman)
Orig. Comb: Monochamus tessellatus Haldeman, 1847
Explanation of Names
tesselat (L). 'checkered' (1)
Nine spp. in genus (2)
20-30 mm
Scattered spots of pale pubescence on elytra. Very similar to the more southern Goes tumifrons. See Yanega (3) for details.

Lingafelter's (2007)(4) key couplet on pg. 103 says the
mid-elytral "suture with brighter white pubescence that remainder of elytron" for Goes tesselatus vs.
"suture without differently colored pubescence from remainder of elytron" for Goes tumifrons.
e. US - Map (5)
deciduous forests
May-September (3)(4)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on heartwood of living hardwoods, especially oaks, Quercus spp. (3), (4).

Larvae require 3-5 years to mature. During this time they can hollow out the base of a tree, killing it.(6)
See Also
Goes tumifrons
Print References
Haldeman, S.S. 1847. Material towards a history of the Coleoptera Longicornia of the United States. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 10: 27-66.
Yanega, pp. 127-128, fig. 341 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing 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.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
6.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.