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Species Knulliana cincta - Banded Hickory Borer

Banded Hickory Borer -  - Knulliana cincta - female Banded Hickory Borer? - Knulliana cincta Borer - Knulliana cincta - male Knulliana cincta? - Knulliana cincta Flat-faced Long-horned Beetle - Knulliana cincta Banded Hickory Borer? - Knulliana cincta - - Knulliana cincta Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetle) - Knulliana cincta
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 Bothriospilini
Genus Knulliana
Species cincta (Banded Hickory Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Yanega (1996) speculates that at least one more species and one subspecies are yet to be named(1)
Explanation of Names
Knulliana cincta (Drury 1773)
cincta 'girdled'
15-35 mm
Scutellum much longer than broad. Markings may be absent.
In the northeast, no other longhorn of similar size and coloration has strong spines on the femora, pronotum, and elytral apices(1)
e US, AZ [map](2)(3)
Larvae feed on dead and seasoned branches/limbs of hardwoods, including oak and hickory.
Juglans, Carya, Castanea, Quercus, Celtis, Pyrus, Sapindus, Salix(4), Prosopis (Hovore & Giesbert 1976), Citrus (Dean 1953), Leucaena (Hovore & Penrose 1982)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in crevices in the bark, or directly into the wood; larvae feed the first season beneath the bark, then head deeper into the wood(5)
Print References
Dean H.A. (1953) Long-horned beetles that attack Citrus in the lower Rio Grande valley of Texas. J. Econ. Ent. 46: 174.
Hovore F.T., Giesbert E.F. (1976) Notes on the ecology and distribution of western Cerambycidae. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 30(4): 349-360.
Hovore F.T., Penrose R.L. (1982) Notes on Cerambycidae coinhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte. Southwestern Naturalist 27: 23-27.
Internet References
Texas Entomology (Quinn 2007)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.The Cerambycidae of North America. Part III. ...subfamily Cerambycinae, tribes Opsimini through Megaderini
E.G. Linsley. 1962. University of California Publications in Entomology 20: 1-188.
5.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.