Desert Longhorn
Head, dorsal
Spotted Hairy Longhorn Beetle
S1: Dorsal, close
Desert Longhorn (Microtragus mormon)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae)
Species: Desert Longhorn (Microtragus mormon)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
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, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.