Neoclytus acuminatus

Red-Headed Ash Borer

Red-Headed Ash Borer photo, Neoclytus acuminatus






Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Cerambycinae

Length: 4-13 mm


The head, pronotum, and basal area of the elytra are reddish-brown. The elytra are usually darker toward the apex. Each elytron boasts four yellow transverse bands, which meet at the suture. The legs and antennae are reddish-brown, with some black on the femora.

Larvae feed in the sapwood of ash and other hardwoods, also on vines and shrubs. Adults are attracted to lights.

Neoclytus acuminatus range map

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