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Japanese cedar longhorned beetle

Scientific Name
Callidiellum rufipenne
Scientific Author
(Motschulsky, 1860)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adults are dorso-ventrally flattened and are 6-13 mm long .

Male- Black or deep blue with reddish shoulders; Antennae are longer than the body.

Female has reddish elytra and the pronotum is generally dark brown but can also be reddish with dark brown infuscations; Antennae are shorter than the body.

Both sexes have reddish abdomens

Other characters include: Leg femora strongly and gradually thickened toward the tip; antennae with second segment elongated; dorsal surface of
the pronotum weakly or sparsely punctate and pronotum with a pair of weakly developed elevations or swellings (callosities).

Larvae are up to 18 mm long at maturity.

Source:

See Pest Alert - E. Richard Hoebeke and Fact Sheet weblinks

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
07/05/2008 02:14 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2008) Japanese cedar longhorned beetle (Callidiellum rufipenne) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:31:49 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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