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Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae)Phoracantha acanthocera

Bull's eye borer at Kalaru, NSW

Phoracantha acanthocera at Kalaru, NSW - 6 Jan 2019

Identification history

Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) Phoracantha acanthocera 1 Apr 2019 KimPullen
Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) Phoracantha sp. 28 Mar 2019 KerriLee
Phoracantha semipunctata 12 Mar 2019 DavidL.Jones

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Crawling on eucalypt bark

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KerriLee wrote:
   28 Mar 2019
Hi David ... I don't think this is P. semipunctata ... the pattern within each species seems to be quite consistent for this genus, and your beetle is quite distinctive. Let's go with Phorocantha sp. Interestingly, it is very like this sighting by David Akers in Victoria
http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/85450

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 6 Jan 2019 Recorded on
  • DavidL.Jones Recorded by

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