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  • Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle - (Mallodon dasytomus)

    Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle - (Mallodon dasytomus)

    The durable Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle male has quite a set of jaws on it, but its the larvae that do the most damage to trees.

    Staff Writer (1/5/2016): Large thick pincers (jaws) on the males are quite intimidating. Males have larger, thicker mouth parts than females. They also have a longer, more slender body, while females are rounder. Adults feed on ants and other insects. Both genders are capable of inflicting a painful bite if disturbed, but they do not go out of their way to attack.

    The larvae of this species is usually found inside tree stumps, decks and other wooden structures. Sometimes it is found in living trees that have not been cut down. The eat away at the wood as they develop.

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    Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle

    Category: Beetle
    Common name: Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle
    Scientific Name: Mallodon dasytomus
    Other Names: Tooth-Necked Longhorn Beetle

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Coleoptera
          Family: Cerambycidae
           Genus: Mallodon
            Species: dasytomus

    Size (Adult, Length): 35mm to 50mm (1.38in to 1.97in)

    Identifying Colors: black; brown

    Additional Descriptors: jaws, spikes, flying

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia

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