Eburia quadrigeminata

Ivory-marked Beetle

Eburia quadrigeminata, Ivory-marked Beetle, Tennessee image

Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Cerambycinae

Length: 12 - 25 mm


Adults are active from April through September, and are attracted to lights.

Larvae feed on a number of hardwood species, and have an unusual preference for sound rather than rotting wood. Yanega (1996) reports, "The Ivory-marked Beetle is notorious for emerging from furniture and flooring after as many as 10-40 years."

Photo location: University of Tennessee Field Station, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Elsewhere on the American insects site is a photo on an Eburia sp. from Honduras.