Desert Longhorn
Head, profile
Ellura
Desert Longhorn
Ventral
 
    
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:     Head, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), 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 a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.