Beetles of North Carolina
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View CERAMBYCIDAE Members: Sole representative of Sphenostethus in NC 4 NC Records

Sphenostethus taslei - No Common Name

Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: Prioninae                                                             
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Resources: BugGuide, Wikipedia, GBIF   iNaturalist                                                              
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
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Diet: Larvae feed on dry snags of various hardwoods, including oak, chestnut, beech, and redbud (Yanega, 1996; Lingafelter, 2007)
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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] S2S3
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