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.: desertgirl :.
Jul 19 2010
Iceberg Lake & Ptarmigan Lake Trail
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Jul 31 2010
Clover Creek Canyon
TypeInsect/Spider
FamilyCerambycidae - Longhorn Beetles
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Cerambycidae

Common Names:Longhorn Beetle, Longicorns

Description:Cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short.

Comments:The family is large, with over 20,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests, with the larvae boring into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, to wood in buildings; the old-house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus, being a particular problem indoors). A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) from northeastern South America is often considered the largest (though not the heaviest, and not the longest including legs) insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16.7 centimetres (6.6 in).


Source: Wikipedia

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