A brown beetle with four pairs of white spots on the wing covers (elytra). It is to 1 inch long not including the length of the antenna. The pronotum is usually rounded and widest at the middle. The face is slanted forward or nearly vertical.
Ivory-marked borers seek out leaves and twigs for food, whereas the larvae bore into the heartwood of trees.
A member of the round necked longhorn subfamily (Cerambycinae). This is the largest subfamily of long horned beetles. In certain areas these beetle larvae can cause great damage to timber. When feeding on dry wood, the larvae grow at such slow rates that adults may emerge from flooring and furniture many years after the wood products have been purchased.
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