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Tribe Phoracanthini - Eucalypt Longicorn Beetles

FAMILY CERAMBYCIDAE

This page contains pictures and information about Longicorn Beetles in Tribe Phoracanthini that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Longicorn Beetles in Tribe Phoracanthini are Australian native. The Larvae feed and live inside wood of Eucalyptus trees. They became a major pest of Eucalyptus plantations through out the world.  
 

 
Common Eucalypt Longicorn Beetle
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Phoracantha semipunctata, body length 25mm
We first found this beetle attracted by window light to our backyard. When we search for information about this insect in the internet, we found this beetle is very famous. This is a Australian native beetle but became a major pest of Eucalyptus plantations through out the world. Their larvae is the Eucalyptus borer which damage the wood. Please check this web page for more information.
 
 
Eucalypt Longicorn Beetle
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Coptocercus undulatus, body length 30mm
Picture was taken in Karawatha Forest during mid summer. The beetle was hiding among in the middle of gum leaves. When we moved closer, the beetle dropped onto the ground and disappeared. Please check this page for more infromation.
 

Reference:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 673.
2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.7 - Matthews, E.G. & Reid C.A.M.Adelaide, Eureca Corporate Group. 1997, p 9.
3. The phoracanthine beetles (Coleoptera :Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae): taxonomic overview and generic relationships
Qiao Wang, Invertebrate Taxonomy, 1998, 12, 667684. 
 
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