Longicorn is Knulliana cincta

Subject: OK Long Horned Beetle
Location: Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
August 15, 2016 7:56 pm
Dear Bugman,
Hoping you can help with identification of this longicorn. I looked through all the sub-families and tribes under “Cerambycidae” on Bug Guide and did not find this one… rather frustrating, but a good use of time, nonetheless.
Many thanks,
Signature: Critterphile

Banded Hickory Borer
Banded Hickory Borer

Dear Critterphile,
We were expecting this to take quite a chunk of time, but we got lucky quickly.  We have correctly identified your Longicorn as a Banded Hickory Borer,
Knulliana cincta, thanks to this and other Bugguide images.  This BugGuide posting highlights many of the distinctive features:  “spines on thorax, apex (tip) of elytra, and legs (femora). These are mentioned as distinguishing features in field guides.”  BugGuide also notes:  “There are no other NE longhorns of similar size and coloration that have strong spines on the femora, pronotum, and elytral apices.” 

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