- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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, 667–684.
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