Spotted Hairy Longhorn Beetle
S1: Ventral
Ellura
Feather-horned Longhorn Beetle
Dorsal
 
    
Feather-horned Longhorn Beetle (Piesarthrius laminosus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae)
Species: Feather-horned Longhorn Beetle (Piesarthrius laminosus)
This Photo:     Whole
Other names: Longicorn Beetle, Long-horn Beetle or Long Horned Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 15mm long with very long thin wide filaments on the antennae.
It's difficult to determine how long the antennae are. Superficially they are a bit over 12mm long. However, the end segment has 2 filaments, of about 5mm long. So really the antennae are about 7mm, with 5mm of filament nearly doubling their length. The filaments vary in length, with the middle being the longest at about 7mm, and both edges being ~5mm.
As with many longhorns, the eyes are heavily indented and wrap around the antennae base.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species