Xylotrechus colonus

Rustic Borer

Xylotrechus colonus photo, Rustic Borer

Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Cerambycinae

Length: 8-15 mm


Xylotrechus colonus has dark elytra with a sinuate yellowish transverse band at base. The elytra have three additional transverse bands made up of grayish pubescence. The pronotum is about as wide as long.

Larvae feed may be found feeding in almost any species of hardwood, also in pine. Adults are attracted to lights.


Rustic Borer image, subfamily Cerambycinae

Left: lateral view of the Rustic Borer. Note the eyes notched near the antennal base, a common trait in the Longhorned Beetle family.