Desert Longhorn
Dorsal (body~20mm)
Desert Longhorn
Body, dorsal
Desert Longhorn (Microtragus mormon)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae)
Species: Desert Longhorn (Microtragus mormon)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Almost spider like with very long legs and antennae.
Note the odd shaped compound eyes and 2 pair of ridges along it's back. The middle ridges start with small horn like projections.
It's covered in fine hairs, not visible to the eye, which enhance the white patches on the rear ridges.

Copyright © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Feb-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species