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Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae)Phoracantha punctata

Longhorn beetle at Weston, ACT

Phoracantha punctata at Weston, ACT - 25 Jan 2019

Identification history

Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) Phoracantha punctata 25 Jan 2019 RogerF
Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) Phoracantha punctata 25 Jan 2019 AliceH
Unidentified 25 Jan 2019 AliceH

Author's notes

Found on top of stone wall adjacent to urban park on western side of Oakey Hill Weston . Possibly Phoracantha semipunctata

2 comments

AliceH wrote:
   25 Jan 2019
Thks Roger
KimPullen wrote:
   26 Jan 2019
I think Alice's original suggestion is correct - P. semipunctata. This species is recognisable by the zigzag black mark in the middle of the yellowish band crossing both elytra. The black zigzag looks broken in this specimen, but is still present.

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Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Elephant weevil) at Weston, ACT - 27 Jan 2019
Austroicetes sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Weston, ACT - 26 Jan 2019
Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Weston, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Weston, ACT - 24 Jan 2019
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Weston, ACT - 24 Jan 2019

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25 Jan 2019 6:00 PM Recorded on
  • AliceH Recorded by
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