Xestoleptura crassipes

Xestoleptura crassipes

This is a Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae) of forests and mixed woodlands. Their size range is 8mm (males) to 15mm (females). The pronotum is pilose, convex, and slightly narrower than the head. The elytra are bilobed at the humerus, and gently tapered. The elytra are yellow brown with oblique dark marks near the base, a medial band that is often two large, dark spots, a dark apical area with a dot of the ground color and are regularly punctured and pilose. The legs are sturdy (crassipes means ‘thick legged) and are a similar yellow brown to the elytra.

Xestoleptura crassipes

The larvae feed on conifers and oaks. The adults feed on a wide variety of flowers. This specimen was found on Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s Lace). They can be found region wide in appropriate habitat, and are often very common. Adults are active from May to September. 

Xestoleptura crassipes

http://osac.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/Lepturines%20of%20the%20PNW-7%20in-v.1.1.pdf

https://bugguide.net/node/view/35523

Size- 8-15mm

Habitat- Forests and mixed woodlands 

Range- Region wide in appropriate habitat 

Eats- Larvae feed on conifers and oaks. Adults feed on a variety of flowers

Flight Season- May to September

Xestoleptura crassipes
Xestoleptura crassipes

 

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