Beetles of North Carolina
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View CERAMBYCIDAE Members: Sole representative of Arhopalus in NC 2 NC Records

Arhopalus rusticus - No Common Name

Photo by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: Aseminae                                                             
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Resources: BugGuide, Wikipedia, GBIF                                                              
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥
 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) <
 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our few records come from the low mountains and western Piedmont, in areas where White Pine is the most common species of conifer. However, it is not limited to feeding on that species.
See also Habitat Account for General Pine Forests and Woodlands
Diet: Larvae feed on the roots and bases of Pine species, including dead pines (Yanega, 1996; Lingafelter, 2007). This species has become a pest in areas such as Australia and South America where it has been introduced.
Observation Methods:
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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S3
State Protection:

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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.