Subject: Some kind of longhorn beetle?
Location: Stafford Virginia
June 7, 2014 6:38 am
I found this in our backyard in Stafford Va. What type of longhorn beetle is this?
Signature: Seth

Borer:  Goes species

Borer: Goes species

Hi Seth,
This is a Borer Beetle in the genus
Goes, and we have narrowed it to two possibilities:  a Hickory Borer, Goes pulcher, or the White Oak Borer, Goes tigrinus.  See BugGuide for more information.  According to BugGuide, the Living-Hickory Borer is:  ” Uncommon” and “Larvae feed in living Carya (including C. illinoinensis). Ulmus and Quercus are potential hosts.”  Of the White Oak Borer, BugGuide states:  “Larvae feed in living hardwoods, especially oak, Quercus” and “Very uncommonly collected although widespead and reportedly an important pest of all oaks in the white oak group.”

Location: Stafford, Virginia

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