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Longicorn beetle

Uracanthus sp.

Description:

Body length 22mm, width 3-4mm, widest at shoulders, colour dark brown (like beer bottle glass), very long segmented antennae 32mm; (thorax like the top of a beer bottle); abdomen looks connected by a collar; head is round with a protruding duck-bill mouth with some hooky part on tip. Long legs 24-34mm each with expanded femur.

Habitat:

Suburban fringe to eucalyptus forests.

Notes:

White light on a white wall with doors and windows open. I love the way these creatures have eyes that have wrapped around the antennae. Not so pronounced on this species but I like to imagine what their view of the world is like with that huge pole in view.

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

What nice eyes your beetle has =) There's lots of different kinds of these that live for years as witchety grubs and adults are seen rather seldom (how many are in our mission?). I don't know this group very well at all but I can see that I will need to study them now.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

I Think these thin ones come from a large group of flower (feeding) longicorns such as this one I found feeding on tea tree blossoms. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/795....

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

great spotting argybee ! - I love pic #1

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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