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Small Longicorn Beetle
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Unidentified Longicorn


Small Acacia Longicorn Beetle - Ancita varicornis


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

Body length 10mm 
This is a small Longicorn Beetle. It is black in colour with white doted-lines pattern. The femur of all its legs are covered with dense white hairs. There are hairs on its long antenna too. 
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We first found them near Bulimba Creek in Wishart during early summer Dec 2002. There were a number of them on a Acacia tree.
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We also found this small Longicorn Beetle during late summer Feb 2008 in Karawatha Forest on small Acacia trees. The beetle was very slow moving, did not want to move even we touch it.
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We found a few of them near by amount the small Acacia trees.
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The long antenna of this beetle are a bit hairy. 
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Larvae feed primarily in Acacia
1. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.7 - Matthews, E.G. & Reid C.A.M.Adelaide, Eureca Corporate Group. 1997. Fig.79.  
2. Specimen Image Index - Insect Reference Collection Database - ICDB, Western Australian Department of Agriculture.

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