LONGICORN BEETLE FACTS
Phoracantha obscura is a brown longicorn beetle that grows to about 3 cm long. The head and thorax is dark brown and wing covers are dark brown with two small narrow yellowish patches. Some beetles are reddish brown in colour. The antennae are very long (longer than the body) and segmented. The legs are brown.
larvae bore into trees to feed and complete their life cycle
The female lays eggs in bark or under loose bark. The larvae bore into the tree forming tunnels. The larvae pupate inside the tree and emerge by chewing their way out forming an exit hole.
Phoracantha obscura is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
|Common Name:||Longicorn Beetle|
Relatives in same Genus
Longicorn Beetle (P. punctata)
Eucalyptus Long-horned Borer (P. semipunctata)