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?
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.”