Enaphalodes rufulus, 26 May 2020

Enaphalodes rufulus, the Red oak boarer;
Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020).

As the relaunch of Floridensis pushes forward, it’s time for our first Coleopteran beetle post. Here, then, is a fairly lovely Red oak boarer hanging out on our Ormond Beach back patio window a few years back. A member of Family Cerambycidae, the longhorn beetles, the Red oak boarer can do quite a number on some local oak tree populations during its two-year life cycle, especially when they reproduce in great numbers. They do, after all, boar into Quercus oaks.

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