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Species Trichocnemis spiculatus - Ponderous Borer

Erogates spiculatus neomexicanus - Trichocnemis spiculatus - female Ergates spiculatus ? - Trichocnemis spiculatus Ergates spiculatus neomexicanus - Trichocnemis spiculatus Female Ponderous Borer - Trichocnemis spiculatus - female Bettle?  - Trichocnemis spiculatus Beetle  - Trichocnemis spiculatus Huge brown beetle - Trichocnemis spiculatus Huge brown beetle - Trichocnemis spiculatus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Prioninae
Tribe Callipogonini
Genus Trichocnemis
Species spiculatus (Ponderous Borer)
Other Common Names
Pine Sawyer, Western Pine Sawyer, Spined Woodborer, Ponderosa Pine Borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ergates spiculatus
Explanation of Names
Trichocnemis spiculatus LeConte 1851
2 sspp., both in our area(1)
w. NA(1)
larvae chiefly in ponderosa pine and Douglas fir