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Red Oak Borer (Enaphalodes rufulus)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Enaphalodes
Species: rufulus


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Deer, Arkansas
Harrisburg, North Carolina

By Magpye
Thumbnail #1 of Red Oak Borer (Enaphalodes rufulus) by Magpye

By Magpye

Thumbnail #2 of Red Oak Borer (Enaphalodes rufulus) by Magpye

Member Notes:

Negative Magpye On Sep 20, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Range: Eastern North America: Quebec south to Florida, west to Texas, Minnesota

Habitat: Deciduous forests

Season: May-October (Northeast). June-August (North Carolina). July-August (Kansas)

Life Cycle: Two-year life cycle. Eggs are laid beneath the scales of the bark on living oak (or sometimes maple) trees. Larvae feed beneath the bark for the first year, then migrate to heartwood for second year. They overwinter as larvae and pupate in spring, emerge in spring and summer. * Can be abundant enough to cause substantial damage at times.

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