Elm Borer

Saperda tridentata

The elm borer is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Olivier in 1795. It is known from Canada and the United States. It feeds on ''Ulmus rubra'' and ''Ulmus americana''. It acts as a vector for the fungus ''Ophiostoma ulmi'', and as a host for the parasitoid wasp ''Cenocoelius saperdae''.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCerambycidae
GenusSaperda
SpeciesS. tridentata