Tea-tree Longhorn
Ventral
Ellura
White-marked Hairy Longhorn Beetle
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White-marked Hairy Longhorn Beetle (Rhytiphora posthumeralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White-marked Hairy Longhorn Beetle (Rhytiphora posthumeralis)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Allen Sundholm OAM for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line
1st Record in SA

~17mm head to tail, with antennae ~13mm long.
Came to a night light on 1st January.
We photographed both sides to ensure the white splash was consistent and not a aberration.
Very hairy, with the white splashes hidden in the dorsal view.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.