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Poinciana Longicorn Beetle A large longicorn (longhorned) beetle about 55 mm long with pale pearly brown smooth elytra. A darker brown thorax was textured with small depressions and short lateral spines. Antennae appeared to be a little longer than half the body length. The beetle&#039;s mandibles were prominent.<br />
Flew into the lights outside our cabin and kept flying around the lit area - A riverside caravan park. Agrianome spinicollis,Australia,Poinciana longicorn,poinciana longicorn beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Poinciana Longicorn Beetle

A large longicorn (longhorned) beetle about 55 mm long with pale pearly brown smooth elytra. A darker brown thorax was textured with small depressions and short lateral spines. Antennae appeared to be a little longer than half the body length. The beetle's mandibles were prominent.
Flew into the lights outside our cabin and kept flying around the lit area - A riverside caravan park.

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  1. Beautiful capture, Leuba! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Jivko. I was surprised he's still intact after thrashing madly onto the walls and ground. He was surprisingly large. Posted 8 months ago

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This species is found in rainforest and open forest in eastern Australia. It is common in Queensland and New South Wales and also occurs on Lord Howe Island. The larvae are huge white grubs found in rotten wood, especially dead Poinciana or fig trees. It is an important pest of pecan trees. The large adults sometimes blunder into house lights.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Leuba Ridgway

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Uploaded Jan 25, 2020. Captured Dec 16, 2019 23:06 in 12 Tor St, Gundagai NSW 2722, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/3.2
  • 10/600s
  • ISO100
  • 5.96mm