Saperda carcharias

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Saperda carcharias
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lamiinae
Genus: Saperda
Species: S. carcharias
Binomial name
Saperda carcharias
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Cerambyx carcharias Linnaeus, 1758

Saperda carcharias is a species of longhorn beetle.


Saperda carcharias feeds almost exclusively on poplar trees, targeting the root zone.[1]


Saperda carcharias was first described in 1758, when Carl Linnaeus included it in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, under the name Cerambyx carcharias. It was later chosen as the type species of a new genus, Saperda.[2]


  1. ^ A. I. Cherepanov (1991). "Tribe Saperdini". Lamiinae, Part 3. Cerambycidae of Northern Asia. 3. Brill. pp. 1–149. ISBN 978-90-04-09308-9. 
  2. ^ Earle Gorton Linsley & John A. Chemsak (1995). "Tribe Saperdini". Taxonomy and Classification of the Subfamily Lamiinae, Tribes Acanthocinini Through Hemilophini. The Cerambycidae of North America. 7 (2). University of California Press. pp. 161–200. ISBN 978-0-520-09795-7. 

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