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Wattle borer

Bethelium diversicorne

Description:

A slim small longicorn beetle about 8 mm in length (body). The elytra showed an attractive faint pattern of pale patches which made them look like a tribal shield. Antennae were slightly longer than the body.

Habitat:

Attracted to lights on a warm day.

Notes:

These beetles are said to develop in dead or dying Acacia and a species of eucalyptus.
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Cermabycinae

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Spotted on Apr 3, 2021
Submitted on Apr 5, 2021

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