Cerambycidae: Cerambycids are the largest insect associates
of the SPB. They characteristically have very long antennae, often longer
than the body. All cerambycid larvae are cylindrical, fleshy white, and
legless (fig. 25). They taper gradually from anterior to posterior, and
are not C-shaped. They have darkened, strong, well-developed mandibles.
Cerambycids taper less abruptly than buprestid larvae, and do not possess
an inverted "V" on the large first segment as do the buprestids
- Monochamus Serville (fig. 27): Monochamus spp.,
or pine sawyers, are 17.5-30.0 mm long as adults, and are mottled gray
and brown. The thorax has a stout spine on either side. The male antennae
are 2l/2 times body length; female antennae are 11/2 times body length.
- Neacanthocinus obsoletus (Olivier) (fig. 28): N. obsoletus
adults are smaller (7.0-14.0 mm) than other sawyers and have black patterns
on a primarily gray elytra. The elytra is distinctly punctate nearly
to the apex. Lateral tubercles are present on the pronotum, and the
legs are successively longer from front to rear.