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  • Locust Borer Beetle - (Megacyllene robiniae)

    Locust Borer Beetle - (Megacyllene robiniae)

    At first glance, the Locust Borer Beetle appears to be a skinny little bee, pollinating flowers.




    Staff Writer (1/23/2014): Adult Locust Borer Beetles are often seen on the yellow flowers of goldenrod plants, feeding on its pollen in autumn. They can be found in meadows fields and gardens as well as formal landscapes. Locust trees are becoming more popular as an ornamental plant, so the range of this beetle is growing.

    At dusk, females scour the trunks of a locust tree for cracks, or pits, where they can deposit fertilized eggs. Larvae hatch and begin building small nests for themselves in the tree bark where they will stay all winter, finally leaving the shelter when warmer weather arrives.

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    Details of the:
    Locust Borer Beetle


    Category: Beetle
    Common name: Locust Borer Beetle
    Scientific Name: Megacyllene robiniae

    Taxonomy:
      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Coleoptera
          Family: Cerambycinae
           Genus: Megacyllene
            Species: robiniae





    Size (Adult, Length): 11mm to 28mm (0.43in to 1.10in)

    Identifying Colors: black; yellow; red

    Additional Descriptors: striped, flying, zigzag


    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico


    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.





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