Cerambycidae

Belongs within: Phytophaga.Contains: Stenoderinae, Dorcadioninae, Hypselominae, Cirrhicera, Spondylidinae, Lepturinae, Cerambycinae, Parandrinae, Prioninae, Lamiinae. The Cerambycidae include the longicorn beetles, distinguished (as their name suggests) by the notably long antennae of many species which may be longer than the remainder of the insect. Larvae of longicorns are generally internal feeders on plants. Some species are significant… Continue reading Cerambycidae

Uracanthus

Belongs within: Cerambycinae. Uracanthus is an Australasian genus of longicorn beetles with larvae boring in a wide range of tree species, including some commercially important taxa (Thongphak & Wang 2007). Characters (from Thongphak & Wang 2007): Genae long and parallel; head with transverse wrinkles on ventral side; prothorax constricted anteriorly; elytra long, subparalell, gradually tapering… Continue reading Uracanthus

Prioninae

Belongs within: Cerambycidae.Contains: Macrodontia, Prionini. The Prioninae are a group of longicorn beetles characterised by the presence of elevated lateral margins on the pronotum. Members of the tribe Solenopterini have finely faceted eyes whereas they are coarsely faceted in other tribes (Turnbow & Thomas 2002). There’s something on your back Published 7 September 2009 The… Continue reading Prioninae

Leptura

Belongs within: Lepturinae. Leptura is a cosmopolitan genus of longicorn beetles with posteriorly tapering elytra. North American species of the subgenus Stenura are large, robust species with stout, subserrate antennae. Characters (from Turnbow & Thomas 2002): Head elongate, narrowed behind eyes; antennae slender, usually lacking poriferous areas (if present, poriferous areas reduced to small round… Continue reading Leptura

Cerambyx

Belongs within: Cerambycini. Cerambyx, the capricorn beetles, is a genus of large longicorn beetles characterised by long antennae with basal segments apically swollen, and distal segments flattened laterally and weakly carinate. The great capricorn C. cerdo is widespread across Europe but has significantly declined in recent years in the North of its range. Cerambyx Linnaeus… Continue reading Cerambyx

Rhinotragini

Belongs within: Cerambycinae. The Rhinotragini are a group of longicorn beetles that are commonly mimetic of other insects such as wasps, with the elytra medially waisted to partially expose the body at the sides. Rhinotragini [Rhinotraginae]B14 |–AcyphoderesP66 |–DisaulaxP66 |–Isthmiade braconides (Perty 1832)B14 |–Epianthe Pascoe 1866P66 | `–*E. viridis Pascoe 1866P66 |–Mydasta Pascoe 1866P66 | `–*M.… Continue reading Rhinotragini

Macrodontia

Belongs within: Prioninae. Macrodontia is a Neotropical genus of very large longicorn beetles, with males having elongate protruding mandibles. <==Macrodontia |–M. batesiB14 |–M. castroiB14 |–M. cervicornis (Linnaeus 1758)B14 |–M. crenataB14 |–M. dejeaniB14 |–M. flavipennisB14 |–M. itayensisB14 |–M. jolyiB14 |–M. marechaliB14 |–M. mathaniB14 `–M. zischkaiB14 *Type species of generic name indicated References [B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.)… Continue reading Macrodontia

Agapanthiini

Belongs within: Lamiinae. The Agapanthiini are a group of lamiine beetles characterised by elongate, narrow bodies and particularly long, sometimes fringed antennae (Bouchard 2014). Agapanthiini [Hippopsinae, Hippopsini]B14 |–*Aulaconotus pachypezoides Thomson 1864B14 |–Tetraglenes insignisP66 |–EucomatoceraP66 |–Spalacopsis Newman 1842 (see below for synonymy)TT02 |–Hyllisia Pascoe 1864S65 | `–H. oshimana Breuning 1955S65 |–Hippopsis Lepeletier & Audinet-Serville in Latreille… Continue reading Agapanthiini

Apomecynini

Belongs within: Lamiinae. Sybra punctatostriata Published 19 October 2014 Just a very brief post today, because once again I’ve drawn a species that I haven’t been able to find too much about. Sybra punctatostriata is a member of the Cerambycidae, the longicorn beetles, a diverse but (usually) fairly distinctive group of beetles whose larvae burrow… Continue reading Apomecynini

Cymatura

Belongs within: Lamiinae. Cymatura is a genus of longicorn beetles found in sub-Saharan Africa. Characters (from Lacordaire 1872): “Mandibules robustes. Tète sillonnée du vertex au bas du front, excavée entre les yeux, très-fortement concave entre ses tubercules antennifères; ceux-ci saillants, échancrés au bout, distants à leur base; front transversale; joues médiocres. Antennes mates, non ciliées… Continue reading Cymatura