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Ivory-Marked Beetle

image of Ivory-Marked Beetle crawling on bark

The ivory-marked beetle (Eburia quadrigeminata) is a longhorned beetle whose larvae bore deep into the heartwood of a variety of deciduous trees, including oak, hickory, maple, cherry, ash, elm, and more. It can have a remarkably long lifespan: Adults have been known to emerge from finished furniture and flooring after four decades.

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