Carpenterworm Moth Prionoxystus robiniae (Peck, 1818)  Synonyms: Carpenter Moth, Cossus robinae, Hodges #2693, Locust Borer, Robin's Carpenterworm Moth.

Status:

Widespread but uncommon throughout U.S.

Relationships:

Larvae bore into the wood of deciduous trees such as oak, locust, ash, chestnut, poplar, and willow (Beadle, 2012). Other host plants include Eastern Baccharis and Black Locust (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 51 records in the project database.

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A Carpenterworm Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/4/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by TJ Walters. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/17/2017). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/4/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/13/2011). Photo by Anna Letaw. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/13/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/11/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/4/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/25/2016). Determined by Jason D. Roberts/BugGuide. Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/2/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/25/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/27/2015). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/20/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/20/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Carpenterworm Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/23/2006). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)


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