Oberea perspicillata

Raspberry Cane Borer

Oberea perspicillata, Raspberry Cane Borer photo





Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Lamiinae

Length: 8-15 mm


As with a similar West Virginia species, Oberea affinis, larvae of Oberea perspicillata bore in the living canes of Rubus (Blackberry and Raspberry species).

Oberea perspicillata are active as adults as early as April and throughout the summer. The beetle shown here had its photograph made at lights in Upshur County on 21 July 2008.



Oberea perspicillata range map

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