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Eucalyptus Long-horned Borer

Phoracantha semipunctata

Description:

The Eucalyptus Long-horned Borer is mainly dark reddish brown. There is a yellowish brown area in middle of the elytra, and a yellowish brown patch near the tip. There is a zigzag line bisecting the light area in the middle of the elytra The antennae are very long - about one a half times the total head and body length in male, and slightly longer than body length in female. The antennae of males have prominent spines.

Notes:

I'm not a 100% sure if it's this Borer. If you can identify it plz let me know :).

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5 Comments

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Impressive bug.

Allways fascinating natures solutions :). Thanks for your comment!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Interesting engineering solution for the big "eyes" and the antennae.

Thanks Sean!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 9 years ago

Amazing Macro. I love your pictures so interesting!

2325, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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