Longicorn Beetles
Common Eucalypt Longicorn
Eucalypt Longicorn
Wasp-like Longicorn I
Wasp-like Longicorn II
Wasp-like Longicorn III 
Other Tribes
Large Brown Longicorn
One-banded Longicorn
Decora Longicorn
Flower Longicorn
Ant-mimicking Longicorn
Bamboo Tiger Longicorn
Lycid-mimicking Beetle
Fig Longicorn
Sheep Longicorn
Black Small Acacia Longicorn
Motley Small Acacia Longicorn
She-Oak Longicorn
Tea-tree Longicorn
Dark Brown Longicorn
Green Longicorn Beetle
Acacia Longicorn I
Acacia Longicorn II
Other Tribe 
Double-coned Longicorn 
Small Longicorn Beetle
Fern Longicorn Beetle
Unidentified Longicorn


Fig Longicorn Beetle - Acalolepta vastator (Dihammus vastator)


This page contains information and pictures about Fig Longicorn Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 35mm 

The beetle is grayish brown in colour. There are the sharp points on the front part of forewings. There are another two sharp points on it thorax. Its antenna are 1.5 time of its body length. 

The Fig Longicorn Beetles have an annual life cycle. Adults can be seen between October and March. Larvae live inside tree trunks, including grapevines.

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The first picture was taken in front of our window on 20 OCT 00. The beetle was attracted to our window by the window light.
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Then we sometimes find them during our bush walking. They are quite common in Brisbane. Notice its typical Longicorn Beetle's face, with chewing mouth parts and compound eyes notched at the base of antennae. The front view just look like a cow. Longicorn Beetles are called "Sky Cow" in Chinese.

1. Acalolepta vastator (Newman) - Australian Insect Common Names, AICN version 1.53, CSIRO 2005.
2. fig longicorn beetle - PaDIL, Pest and Diseases Image Library, 2007. 

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Last updated: March 09, 2012.