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

Dryobius sexnotatus Linsley, 1957 - Six-banded Longhorn Beetle

Photo by: Owen McConnell, Pat McConnell, & David McConnell
Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: Cerambycinae                                                             
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Resources: BugGuide, Wikipedia, GBIF   iNaturalist                                                              
Distribution in North Carolina
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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 records do not come from areas where Sugar Maple is native. In the Piedmont, the likely host may be Beech. No information is available about the habitat in Brunswick County, but the location is at the mouth of the Cape Fear River where there are several stands of Eastern Cottonwood and other species that prefer rich alluvial soils.
Diet: Larvae are polyphagous, reported on Maple, Elm, Beech, and Basswood; Sugar Maple may be the primary host (Lingafelter, 2007)
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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S1S3
State Protection: [W3]
Comments: Considered rare by Lingafelter (2007) and uncommon by Yanega (1996)

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Recorded by: Owen McConnell, Pat McConnell, & David McConnell
Durham Co.