Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Longicornes  (family Cerambycidae) are often spectacular beetles and are favourites with collectors. In Australia they range in size from about 5mm to some real giants of 80 mm or more in length. The larval stages bore in wood or stems of trees and shrubs. Rainforests with a diversity of trees, palms and shrubs have a rich assortment of species.

Dictamnia aestuosa, the host plants of this not uncommon species are unknown. A distinctive pattern of hair-like projections on the body contributes to the colour, making the beetle stand out glaringly from the bright green of the plant leaves.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. This is awesome! I really like the green and the contrasting beautiful color of the beetle. Beautiful capture!


  2. lucky capture and great shot

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  3. Cute bug for a macro shot. Your photos are always lovely to see :)


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