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Species Neandra brunnea - Pole Borer

Longhorn Beetle - Neandra brunnea Reddish-brown beetle - Neandra brunnea Cerambycidae: Neandra brunnea? - Neandra brunnea Beetle for ID - Neandra brunnea Neandra brunnea Neandra brunnea - female Unidentified Beetle - Neandra brunnea Beetle - Neandra brunnea
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 Parandrinae
Genus Neandra (Pole Borers)
Species brunnea (Pole Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parandra brunnea
Explanation of Names
Neandra brunnea (Fabricius 1798)
8-20 mm
A robust yellowish-brown to reddish-brown longhorn, resembles a stag beetle, perhaps, but antennae are not clubbed. Specific characters(1)(2):
tarsi with five visible segments, no process between tarsal claws
pronotum subquadrate (almost square), widest at front
elytra without striations
e. NA(1)
moist decaying wood(1); larvae bore in trees and structural wood (poles, crossties, etc.) in contact with moist ground; adults may emerge, mate, and lay eggs in the same cavity they occupied as a larva(2)
Hosts: nearly all eastern trees(1)
come to lights(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.