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Knulliana cincta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Cerambycinae
Tribe: Bothriospilini
Genus: Knulliana
Species: K. cincta
Binomial name
Knulliana cincta
(Drury, 1773)

The banded hickory borer, Knulliana cincta, is a species of longhorn beetle and the only species in the genus Knulliana.[1] It is about 15–30 mm in length occurring throughout the eastern half of North America, including Mexico and the Bahamas, with one subspecies extending to the Sonoran Desert. If roughly handled it may start to squeak furiously.[citation needed] They are usually found on hickory trees and oak trees, where they lay their eggs; the larvae bore into the trees, sometimes doing significant damage. There are three described subspecies:[2]

  • Knulliana c. cincta (Drury) - Eastern North America, Texas
  • Knulliana cincta ochracea (Bates) - Southeastern United States, Northeastern Mexico, Bahamas
  • Knulliana cincta sonorensis (Schaeffer) - Texas to Arizona, adjacent regions in Mexico


  1. ^ Bezark, Larry G. A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the World. Retrieved on 22 May 2012.
  2. ^ Monné, Miguel A. & Hovore, Frank T. (2005) Electronic Checklist of the Cerambycidae of the Western Hemisphere. PDF

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