Semanotus (genus)

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Semanotus undatus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Udo Schmidt
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Semanotus Mulsant, 1839

This genus of long-horned beetles contains around 20 species and is widely distributed in temperate and subtropical parts of Europe, North America and parts of Asia. The host plants are conifers like Cupressus, Pseudotsuga, Thuja, Picea, Pinus and Abies. Typically, the larvae feed on the inner bark. In Japan, Semanotus japonicus is considered a pest of Cryptomeria cypress and infests living trees.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: