The oak twig pruner, Elaphidionoides parallelus (Newman) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is rather common in southern Michigan where it attacks living oaks and other hardwoods. The damage it inflicts is rarely serious, but it may be considered a pest insect if only for the nuisance it creates for those who must clean up the often numerous small branches pruned from street, lawn, and park trees.
Gosling, D. C. L.
"Observations on the Biology of the Oak Twig Pruner, Elaphidionoides Parallelus, (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Michigan,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 11
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol11/iss1/1