Longicorn Beetles
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Wasp-like Longicorn I
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Green Longicorn Beetle
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Double-coned Longicorn 
Small Longicorn Beetle
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Unidentified Longicorn


Wasp-like Longicorn Beetle III - Hesthesis angulatus


This page contains information and pictures about Wasp-like Longicorn Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
This Longicorn Beetle mimics a wasp (Eumeninae ) to gain protection.
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To mimic a wasp, it has the very short elytra (wing cover). There are the creamy-white bands on its black abdomen. The antenna are relatively short (as a longicorn beetle) and black in colour. 
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We found this longicorn beetle once on Venman Circuit near Tingalpa Creek. It was a cool sunny morning on May 2012. The beetle was resting leaves of a medium size She-oak Tree.
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The beetle was slow moving. It only moved a little bit when disturbed.  
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1. Specimen Image Index - Insect Reference Collection Database - ICDB, Western Australian Department of Agriculture, 2006.
2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.7 - Matthews, E.G. & Reid C.A.M.Adelaide, Eureca Corporate Group. 1997, p 13.  

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Last updated: May 06, 2012.