Forest Pests of North America
Native and Non-native insects, diseases, and weeds of urban, managed, and natural forests

oak twig pruners
Anelaphus spp. Linsley 1936

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oak twig pruners
Anelaphus spp.
James Solomon

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Cerambycinae
Tribe: Elaphidiini
Genus: Anelaphus

Other System Links

ITIS: 701768

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Most of the genus Elaphidionoides Linsley has been synonymized under the genus Anelaphus Linsley, but part also under Parelaphidion Skiles.



Common Name Reference: VEG_DISTURBANCE_AGENTS table of the FSVeg Field Sampled Vegetation Data Dictionary version 1.3, dated March 12, 1999.
Scientific Name Reference: R.W. Poole and P. Gentili, Nomina Insecta Nearctica. 1996. Nomina insecta nearctica: a checklist of the insects of North America. Vol. 1-4. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: