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Fir Sawyer Beetle

Scientific Name
Monochamus urussovi
Scientific Author
(Fischer, 1806)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Monochamini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Beetles are 15-37 mm long, black. This species is similar to M. sartor, but differs with dense yellowish hair on the tip of elytrae. Antennae of males are 1.5-2 times longer than the body, and those of females are slightly longer than the body. The egg is elongated, white, 3.8-5.5 mm long. The larva is legless, about 60 mm long. The pupa is 30-35 mm long.

 

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See weblink The Atlas of Forest Insect Pests

 

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Without examination of type material G. Sama (2002) proposed to regard Monochamus rosenmuelleri = Monochamus urussovi, instead of the generally accepted synonymy by Plavilstshikov (1958) of  Monochamus sartor = Monochamus rosenmuelleri. (Svacha's opinion, that it can not be M. sartor, as it was proposed by Breuning, 1961, because M. sartor is absent in the region). According to Plavilstshikov (1958), M. sartor = M. rosenmuelleri, and M. sartor is very common in the region.

 

Sama G., 2002. Cerambycidae, pp. 94–96. In: Mason F., Cerretti P., Tagliapietra A., Speight M.C.D. & Zapparoli M.(eds.), Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, Primo contributo. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 1. Gianluigi Arcari Editore, Mantova.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
31/05/2006 11:28 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:32 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Fir Sawyer Beetle (Monochamus urussovi) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:32:11 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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