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Species Goes tesselatus - Oak sapling borer

Oak Sapling Borer - Goes tesselatus Oak Sapling Borer - Goes tesselatus Oak Sapling Borer - Goes tesselatus Long-Horned Beetle species? - Goes tesselatus Long-Horned Beetle species? - Goes tesselatus TX Long-Horned Beetle species? - Goes tesselatus Lamiinae sp. - Goes tesselatus Unknown Longhorn Beetle - Goes tesselatus
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 tesselatus (Oak sapling borer)
Explanation of Names
tesselat is Latin for checkered (1)
Numbers
Nine spp. in genus (2)
Size
20-30 mm
Identification
Scattered spots of pale pubescence on elytra. Very similar to the more southern Goes tumifrons. See Yanega (3) for details.

Lingafelter's (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.
Range
Eastern United States
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
May-September (3), (4).
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on heartwood of living hardwoods, especially oaks, Quercus spp. (3), (4).
See Also
Goes tumifrons
Print References
Yanega, pp. 127-128, fig. 341 (3)
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.