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Saperda calcarata Poplar Borer. Larval hosts are quaking aspen, cottonwood, and balsam poplar. Eggs are laid in the spring and summer in small notches chewed in the bark by the female. Upon hatching larvae feed on the cambium layer for the first season and later move to the sapwood and heartwood. Larvae take 3 to 4 years to develop into adults. Adult Poplar Borers feed on the leaves of the host trees. These are large beetles 20 to 30 mm long. Coleoptera,Geotagged,Insects,Poplar Borer,Saperda calcarata,Summer,United States,longhorned beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Saperda calcarata

Poplar Borer. Larval hosts are quaking aspen, cottonwood, and balsam poplar. Eggs are laid in the spring and summer in small notches chewed in the bark by the female. Upon hatching larvae feed on the cambium layer for the first season and later move to the sapwood and heartwood. Larvae take 3 to 4 years to develop into adults. Adult Poplar Borers feed on the leaves of the host trees. These are large beetles 20 to 30 mm long.

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  1. Very nice! Posted 5 months ago
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  2. Awesome shot! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks. Posted 5 months ago
  3. Great shot and gorgeous beetle! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks again. This is one of my favorite photos from last year. Posted 5 months ago

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The Poplar Borer is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Thomas Say in 1824. It is known from Canada and the United States. It contains the varietas ''Saperda calcarata var. adspersa''.

Similar species: Beetles
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Uploaded Feb 24, 2019. Captured Jul 2, 2018 23:50 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 32mm