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Species Xylotrechus sagittatus - Arrowhead 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 sagittatus (Arrowhead Borer)
Other Common Names
Pine Bark Runner
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xylotrechus (Rusticoclytus) sagittatus (Germar)
Orig. Comb: Clytus sagittatus Germar 1821
Explanation of Names
sagittatus (L). 'an arrow' (1)
12-25 mm
Reddish. Pale markings (pubescence) is mainly down midline of elytra. In some (?) specimens, there are arrowhead lines pointing towards head.

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2012
e NA to AZ (AZ-FL-ME-MB) / n. Mex. - Map (2)(3)
Pine forests
mostly: May-Aug (BG data)
larvae feed in conifers, esp. pines (4)
Life Cycle
Adults are active on bark of damaged or fire-killed pines, including Loblolly Pine, Pinus taeda. They run so quickly they may be mistaken for crickets. Come to lights. Eggs are laid in bark and larvae feed on sapwood, then tunnel deeper, often tunneling within a single annual ring. Pupation is inside the tree and the newly-emerged adults chew their way out. Life cycle is one year in North Carolina Piedmont.
occasionally found w/ pseudoscorpions on hind legs:
Print References
Yanega p. 123, fig. 130--plate 11 (5)
Brimley p. 215 (6)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
5.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
6.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.