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Robust Oak Borer

Enaphalodes atomarius (Drury)

Family Cerambycidae, Subfamily Cerambycinae, Tribe Elaphidionini


Enaphalodes atomarius (Drury)

(at lights)

Hill Country Youth Ranch, on Brushy Creek, 
1 mile N of Ingram, Kerr Co., Texas 
21 May 2006 (T Gallucci)

(a substantial amount of this individual's pubescence has been rubbed off)

Range: Eastern North America, west to Arizona, south to Honduras (Monné & Hovore, 2005)

Adult Activity: May to September (Hovore et al. 1987)

Larval Hosts: Oaks, Hickories, hackberries, and perhaps Plums (Taber & Fleenor, 2003)

Similar Species: There are 10 species of Enaphalodes (Monné & Hovore, 2005), eight of which reach the United States (Arnett et al. 2002)


Texas Taxa:

Enaphalodes atomarius (Drury) 
Enaphalodes cortiphagus (Craighead)
Enaphalodes hispicornis (Linnaeus)  
Enaphalodes rufulus (Haldeman)
Enaphalodes taeniatus (LeConte) 

Biography: Dru Drury (1725 – 1804) - Wikipedia


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. 134 pp.

Burke, H.R., J.A. Jackman, & M. Rose. 1994. Insects Associated with Woody Ornamental Plants. EEE - 00019. Texas A&M University, College Station. pp 1-166.

Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs.

Linsley, E.G. 1963. The Cerambycidae of North America. Part IV. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Cerambycionae, tribes Elaphidionini through Rhinotragini. Univ. Calif. Publs Ent., Berkeley, 21: 1-165, 52 figs.

Monné, M.A. & F.T. Hovore. 2005. Electronic Checklist of the Cerambycidae of the Western Hemisphere. 393 pp.

Taber, S.W. & S.B. Fleenor. 2003. Insects of the Texas Lost Pines. Texas A&M University, College Station. 296 pp.

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