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Species Megacyllene caryae - Hickory Borer

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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 Clytini
Genus Megacyllene
Species caryae (Hickory Borer)
Other Common Names
Painted Hickory Borer - PHB (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megacyllene caryae (Gahan)
Orig. Comb: Cyllene caryae Gahan 1908
Explanation of Names
caryae (L). "of Carya", the genus of trees which includes hickories and pecans.
10-20 mm (1)
typically elytral bands narrow and alternating white and yellow (1)
metepisternum with white or yellow pubescence divided at middle (2)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2017
e US (TX-GA-MA-KS) / n. Mex. (BG data); the most abundantly collected cerambycid in north-central Texas (3)
mostly Mar-Apr, but also Sept-Nov in TX (3)(BG data)
larvae mine newly dead hickory, and sometimes other hardwoods. (1)
attracted to UV lights (1)
See Also
Megacyllene robinae (Foster)
- mostly fall active, rather than in the spring.
has all yellow elytral markings; widely dist.
metepisternum (region betw. 2nd & 3rd hind leg) nearly completely covered in yellow pubescence (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.
2.Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States
Steven W. Lingafelter. 2008. Coleopterists Society.
3.The Cerambycidae of north-central Texas.
Lingafelter, S.W. & N.V. Horner. 1993. Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(2): 159-191.