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Species Xylotrechus colonus - Rustic Borer

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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 Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Xylotrechus
Species colonus (Rustic Borer)
Explanation of Names
Xylotrechus colonus (Fabricius 1775)
colonus = 'farmer, colonist'
8-15 mm(1)
Broad pale markings on elytra. Narrow sinuate band at base of elytra is distinctive.
e NA (NS-FL to MN-TX)(2)
larvae develop in virtually all eastern hardwoods, especially Carya, Fagus,; also Pinus(3)
Life Cycle
prefers recently killed trees(4)
comes to lights(1); one of the commonest eastern cerambycids(4)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
4.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.