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Species Knulliana cincta - Banded Hickory Borer

Knullliana c. spinifera (Fabricius)? - Knulliana cincta Knulliana cincta ? - Knulliana cincta Longhorned Beetle - Knulliana cincta Knulliana cincta Knulliana cincta  or K. cincta cincta? - Knulliana cincta Banded Hickory Borer - Knulliana cincta Knulliana cincta? - Knulliana cincta Oak Borer - 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
Knulliana cincta (Drury)
Orig. Comb: Cerambyx cinctus Drury, 1773.
Yanega (1996) speculates that at least one more species and one subspecies are yet to be named (1)
Explanation of Names
cincta (L). 'girdled' (2)
1 sp. n. of Mex. (3)
15-35 mm

Markings may be absent. Scutellum much longer than broad.
"There are no other NE longhorns of similar size and coloration that have strong spines on the femora, pronotum, and elytral apices." (1)
e US, AZ - Map (3)(4)
Mar-Oct (mostly) (BG data)
Larvae feed on dead and seasoned branches/limbs of hardwoods, including oak and hickory.
Juglans, Carya, Castanea, Quercus, Celtis, Pyrus, Sapindus, Salix (Linsley 1962), 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)
Lingafelter & Horner (1993) collected 122 specimens in light-traps, from lights, syrup traps, pool skimmer baskets, and from the trunks of trees. (6)
Print References
Dean, H.A. 1953. Long-horned beetles that attack Citrus in the lower Rio Grande valley of Texas. Journal of Economic Entomology, 46(1): 174.
Hovore, F.T. & E.F. Giesbert. 1976. Notes on the ecology and distribution of western Cerambycidae. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 30(4): 349-360.
Hovore, F.T. & R.L. Penrose 1982. Notes on Cerambycidae coinhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte. Southwestern Naturalist, 27(1): 23-27.
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191.
Linsley, E.G. 1962. The Cerambycidae of North America. Part III. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Cerambycinae, tribes Opsimini through Megaderini. Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol., 20: 1-188, 56 figs.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2007
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.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.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
6.The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas.
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191.