Lycid Mimic Longhorn
Ventral
Ellura
Black-waisted Longhorn Beetle
Profile
 
    
Black-waisted Longhorn Beetle (Uracanthus griseus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae)
Species: Black-waisted Longhorn Beetle (Uracanthus griseus)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Other names: Longicorn Beetle, Long-horn Beetle or Long Horned Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
At ~25mm long, this is the longest longhorn we've come across to date. It had serrated antennae that don't quite extend past the body.
As with many longhorns, the eyes are heavily indented and wrap around the antennae base.
This specimen got caught in a red-backs cobweb. It was lucky to survive, but we couldn't get all the cobweb off it's antennae & feet. In time it should be able to peel it off.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Nov-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.