Beetles of North Carolina
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56 NC Records

Anelaphus villosus - No Common Name

Photo by: T. DeSantis

Photo by: Steve Hall

Photo by: E. Corey, B. Beck, M. McCloy, S. Hartley
Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: CerambycinaeSynonym: Anelaphus parallelus                                                             
Species Status: Forms previously identified as Anelaphus parallelus are now considered synonyms of A. villosus (Lingafelter, 2020)
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: North Carolina records come from a wide range of forested and shrubby habitats, including coastal fringe and inland sandridges, non-riverine swamp forests, mesic slopes, and dry ridges.
Diet: Larvae are twig pruners, feeding on the live twigs of many species of hardwood trees and shrubs (Yanega, 1996). Lingafelter (2007) notes that Oaks are favored but they also feed on Hawthorns, Sugarberries, and River Birch.
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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Photo Gallery for Anelaphus villosus

Recorded by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Recorded by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Recorded by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Recorded by: E. Corey, B. Beck, M. McCloy, S. Hartley
Moore Co.