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Longhorn Beetle



The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae; also known as long-horned or longhorn beetles or longicorns) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short (e.g., Neandra brunnea, figured below) and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as the Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 26,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests. The larvae, called roundheaded borers, bore into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, to wood in buildings; the old-house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus, being a particular problem indoors). A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) from northeastern South America is often considered the largest (though not the heaviest, and not the longest including legs) insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16.7 cm (6.6 in).[2] The scientific name of this beetle family goes back to a figure from Greek mythology. The shepherd Cerambos was transformed after an argument with nymphs into a large beetle with horns. Source: Wikipedia


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MokYounFai 5 years ago

Try find Mok Youn Fai (my full name :) you shall see a handsome young man with a camera post haha (just kidding).. profile pic is a orb spider :) good luck

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

MokYounFai I do have an FB account. I will try to find you.

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Spotting of the Week is a featured photo for a week and there is a new one every week. Spotting of the day is a featured photo for a single day and there is a new one daily.

MokYounFai 5 years ago

Hi.. anyone can share with me the different of spotting of the week vs spotting of the day? :) (sorry I am new to Project noah)

MokYounFai 5 years ago


Hi, you have a Facebook acc? You can search for me as I have more bugs and snake photos at my timeline :) Hope you like it :)

MokYounFai 5 years ago

Many thanks for everyone for the kind comments :)

MokYounFai 5 years ago

Thanks AshleyT :)

AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

triggsturner 5 years ago

Your macro work is brilliant - love it.

bayucca 5 years ago

It is a Lamiinae, but we cannot ID it without more pictures, specially from the top.

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Incredible shot!

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Spotted on Oct 17, 2015
Submitted on Dec 10, 2015

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