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Genus Xylotrechus

Cerambycid - Xylotrechus sagittatus - male Arrowhead Borer - Xylotrechus sagittatus Rustic Borer - Xylotrechus colonus Rustic Borer - Xylotrechus colonus Rustic Borer Beetle - Xylotrechus colonus Cerambicid?? - Xylotrechus colonus Xylotrechus colonus Xylotrechus colonus? - Xylotrechus colonus
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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Xylotrechus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
a new sp. recetly decribed from UT(1)
Explanation of Names
Xylotrechus Chevrolat 1860
'wood runner' [refers to the adults' characteristic fast-moving along tree trunk]
23 spp. in our area, 26 spp. in the New World (all in the nominate subgenus)(2), about a hundred in the Palaearctic
8-25 mm
essentially holarctic; in our area, mostly western (7 spp. in e. NA)(2)
several exotic spp. may be found in NA, incl. X. altaicus (Altay Longhorn Beetle), X. rusticus (Gray Tiger Longicorn) [sic], etc.