Uracanthus cryptophagus, copyright Dianne Clarke.

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 towards apex, with longitudinal glabrous stripes and/or sub-basal, glabrous (or sparsely pubescent) and subtriangular marks, or with dense pubescence throughout; tibia with two spurs at apex; hind tarsal segment 1 as long as or longer than sum of segments 2 and 3.

Uracanthus Hope 1833 [=Uracantha; Uracanthini]TW07
|--*U. triangularis Hope 1833TW07 (see below for synonymy)
|--U. acutus Blackburn 1889TW07
|--U. albatus Lea 1916TW07
|--U. albopleuron Gressitt 1959TW07
|--U. ater Lea 1917TW07
|--U. bicoloratus Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. bistriolatus Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. bivitta Newman 1838 (see below for synonymy)TW07
|--U. corrugicollis Lea 1917TW07
|--U. cryptophagus Olliff 1892 [=U. cryptophaga]TW07
|--U. cupressianus Rondonuwu & Austin 1988TW07
|--U. declivis Gressitt 1951TW07
|--U. discicollis Lea 1916TW07
|--U. dubius Lea 1916TW07
|--U. froggatti Blackburn 1894TW07
|--U. fuscocinereus White 1855TW07
|--U. fuscus Lea 1916TW07
|--U. gigas Lea 1916TW07
|--U. glabrilineatus Lea 1917TW07
|--U. griseus Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. insignis Lea 1916TW07
|--U. lateroalbus Lea 1916 [incl. U. fuscostriatus McKeown 1948]TW07
|--U. longicornis Lea 1916 [incl. U. daviumbus Gressitt 1951]TW07
|--U. loranthi Lea 1916TW07
|--U. maculatus Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. maleficus Lea 1917TW07
|--U. minatus Pascoe 1866TW07
|--U. pallens Hope 1841TW07
|--U. parallelus Lea 1916TW07
|--U. parvus Lea 1916 [incl. U. dentiapicalis McKeown 1948]TW07
|--U. pertenuis Lea 1916TW07
|--U. perthensis Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. pseudogigas Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. punctulatus Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. quadristriolatus Thongphak & Wang 2007TW07
|--U. regalis McKeown 1948TW07
|--U. simulans Pascoe 1866TW07
|--U. strigosus Pascoe 1875TW07
|--U. stueberi Gressitt 1959TW07
|--U. suturalis Lea 1916TW07
|--U. tropicus Lea 1916TW07
`--U. ventralis Lea 1917 [incl. U. multilineatus McKeown 1948]TW07

Uracanthus bivitta Newman 1838 [=U. bivittata, U. bivittatus; incl. U. inermis Lea 1917, U. leai McKeown 1938, U. marginellus Hope 1841]TW07

*Uracanthus triangularis Hope 1833TW07 [incl. Stenochorus angustatus Boisduval 1835TW07, Mallocera angustataTW07, S. elongatusB35, M87, Callidium uniguttatumB35]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[M87] Masters, G. 1887. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part VI. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 979–1036.

[TW07] Thongphak, D., & Q. Wang. 2007. Taxonomic revision of the longicorn beetle genus Uracanthus Hope 1833 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Uracanthini) from Australia. Zootaxa 1569: 1–139.

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