NamingListed as a synonym of Dichelonyx elongatula (Schönherr, 1817) (1), but "The synonymy in the checklist was based on an unpublished PhD dissertation. In subsequent discussions with scarab colleagues I have decided that it is better to follow the previous literature and recognize D. linearis as a good species until more comprehensive taxonomic work is done." [A. Smith to C. Eiseman, 7/1/2017]
FoodAdults feed on conifers and hardwoods, occasionally damaging ornamental trees and shrubs.
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