Tanbark Borer

Phymatodes testaceus

''Phymatodes testaceus'' is a transpalearctic polymorphic species of beetle in the subfamily Cerambycinae in the longhorn beetle family.
Phymatodes testaceus A very common species that was still missing on JD.
This photo was used as an illustration with a column by Koos Dijksterhuis in the Dutch newspaper Trouw:
https://www.trouw.nl/duurzaamheid-natuur/niets-te-vrezen-van-boktorren-in-haardhout~b09d49b4/
https://dijksterhuis.net/natuurdagboek/boktorren-uit-haardhout/
 Cerambycidae,Cerambycinae,Chrysomeloidea,Cucujiformia,Geotagged,Longhorn beetle,Netherlands,Phymatodes,Phymatodes testaceus,nl: Veranderlijke boktor

Appearance

The ''P. testaceus'' imago is typically 6–16 mm in length. Their eggs are 1 mm long, and in athwart 0.5 mm. Larvae of the species are 10–18 mm long and 2.1 mm wide. Pupa are 9 mm long, and the abdomen is 2.8 mm wide.

Distribution

Distribution of these beetle extends from the European Atlantic coastline to the Southern Ural Mountains, from southern Sweden and Norway to North Africa and Syria. It is also distributed throughout Japan and North America.

Behavior

Larvae develop in and under the bark of various deciduous tree species, causing damage. Larvae pupate in the spring. The beetle's life cycle lasts one year in central and southern parts, and two years in northern climes.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCerambycidae
GenusPhymatodes
SpeciesP. testaceus
Photographed in
Netherlands