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Burnt pine longhorn beetle

Scientific Name
Arhopalus ferus
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(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

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Specimen Locality label: New Zealand, March 1997, ex pine, 2023 QA
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Body 8.3-27mm in length; reddish brown to black in colour; terminal segments of maxillary palps moderately widened apically with length 1.27-1.29 times its apical width; segment 3 of hind tarsus incised apically to about 1/2 total length; elytra with rounded sutural angles; male eighth tergite deeply emarginate at apex.

Closely related Australian species are: A. syriacus  (occurs in NSW State Forest and around Sydney) and A. rusticus (occurs in Melbourne only).

A. ferus is distinguished from both Australian species by the third segment of hind tarsus incised apically to 1/2 total length and rounded sutural angles of elytron.


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Walker, K.
28/05/2005 04:49 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:47 AEST
Walker, K. (2005) Burnt pine longhorn beetle (Arhopalus ferus) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:47:55 AM Available online: PaDIL -
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