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Feather horned borer

Distichocera fulginosa

Description:

A brown longhorn beetle with elaborate antennae (pics 1-3). The elytra are slightly shorter than the body. The second specimen (pics 3 - 6) has shorter antennae. It was found nearby and is possibly a female.

Habitat:

Feeding on flowering ti-tree

Notes:

This is probably either Distichocera fulginosa or D. par. See D. par from West Australia. http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/Ento/im... https://apps2.cdfa.ca.gov/publicApps/pla...

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7 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you professor Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

D par is a sysnonym for D fulginosa in the taxonomy for ALA

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

I do not know which ID is reliable and there is little information that I can find but name D. par does not occur on the species list on ALA or EOL and this might indicate that it is obsolete.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

I agree, definitely a Distichocera sp., I am not sure the difference between Fulginosa and Par or better the taxonomic relationship between the 2 species. Are they synonyms or subspecies?
http://www.cerambycoidea.com/foto.asp?Id...

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

I'm not certain professor bayucca but I do suspect Cerambycinae

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Any IDea on the subfamily? Cerambycinae??

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 8, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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