Monochamus clamator    



habitat
Coniferous woodlands.

seasonality
May to October (Linsley and Chemsak, 1984).

identification
Moderate sized beetle (14-30 mm) with reddish brown cuticle. Hairs can be reddish brown, white, or gray. Antennae can either extend past the elytra 5 segments in males or 3 segments in females. Scutellum is rounded and highly hairy with hairless line in the middle. Legs are covered in fine grayish hairs. Distinguished from other species by angular apices and flowing ridges of the elytra (Linsley and Chemsak, 1984).

life history
Very similar to other Monochamus species, with adults emerging around May to June. Larvae laid in irregular notches will emerge and cause oval shaped excavation tunnels in Pinus species while feeding on the wood of the tree.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
According to Linsley and Chemsak (1997) larvae will feed in the phloem of numerous Pinus species.

range
From British Columbia to the Rocky Mountains and California (Linsley and Chemsak, 1984).

people
species page authorFerguson, M.2005 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5873

 

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