Beetles of North Carolina
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View CERAMBYCIDAE Members: Sole representative of Bellamira in NC 10 NC Records

Bellamira scalaris - No Common Name

Photo by: FKW
Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: Lepturinae                                                             
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: Most of our records come from upland habitats.
Diet: Larvae feed on decaying hardwoods and pines (Yanega, 1996). Lingafelter (2007) specifically lists g Poplar, Hickory, Willow, Maple, Tuliptree, and Birch. Adults visit flowers of various species.
Observation Methods: Comes to blacklights but adults are also active diurnally and can be found on flowers.
Adult Phenology:
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection:

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Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.