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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
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn 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) - Map (2)(3), one of the commonest eastern cerambycids(4)
larvae develop in virtually all eastern hardwoods, especially Carya, Fagus,; also Pinus(5)
Life Cycle
prefers recently killed trees(4)

The larvae feed almost exclusively in the bark without scarring the wood(4)
comes to lights(1)
Internet References
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
5.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.