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Red-shouldered Bostrichid (Xylobiops basilaris)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Bostrichidae
Genus: Xylobiops
Species: basilaris


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Grenada, Mississippi

By DWMike
Thumbnail #1 of Red-shouldered Bostrichid (Xylobiops basilaris) by DWMike

Member Notes:

Neutral DWMike On Apr 30, 2012, DWMike from Grenada, MS
(Zone 8a) wrote:

3 - 4mm in length

Food hosts: A wide variety of hardwoods, favors hickories (Carya) and persimmon (Diospyros virginiana); larvae feed mostly in sapwood and to some extent in heartwood, adults often bore into healthy twigs for food and shelter(1)

(1) Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
By Solomon, J.D. 1995.

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