This Spined Oak Borer beetle was discovered on the patio railing at night.

Apparently these type of beetles that develop under the bark of Oak trees, damaging the wood and possibly killing the tree. If you find these type of beetles in your oak tree, a combination of sprays and/or stem injections can help save the tree and remove the insects.

If you like this beetle and want to see more images of Patio Life, then click here.

Patio Life is also exhibiting at the Griffin Gallery at WinCAM, located at 32 Swanton Street in Winchester.

The exhibit features over 20 large format reproductions of insects, the Patio Life book, a 4 x 6 foot map and identification guide of where over 60 insects were photographed in the back yard.

If you plant it – they will come!

Kids are welcome!

Directions
The Griffin Gallery at WinCAM

32 Swanton Street
Winchester, MA

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Long Horned Beetles (Cerambycidae)

Genus: Elaphidion
Species: Spined Oak Borer

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