Sunday, 17 November 2002 - 3:12 PM

This presentation is part of : Ten-Minute Papers, Subsection Cd. Behavior and Ecology (Session 2)

Distribution, seasonal activity, and hosts of Callidiellum rufipenne (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the Northeast

Chris T. Maier, Department of Entomology, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Entomology, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT

The eastern Asian wood-boring beetle, Callidiellum rufipenne, was detected in the wild in North Carolina in 1997 and in Connecticut in 1998 where it infested plants in the family Cupressaceae. Since then, C. rufipenne has been trapped in coastal states between Massachusetts and New Jersey. In Connecticut, the adults were active from late March to early June, with peak activity in early May. Larvae developed in 8 species of cupressaceous plants that were stressed or dead. In the wild, the beetle infested principally dead eastern red cedar, Juniperus virginiana; however, it also developed in dead Atlantic white cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides, and common juniper, J. communis, as well as, in American arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis.

Species 1: Coleoptera Cerambycidae Callidiellum rufipenne
Keywords: Wood-boring beetle, Exotic beetle

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