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Brazilian bug from semiarid region
July 16, 2009
Hi Bugman! I was found this bug in Brazil, state Pernambuco. Looks a Cerambycinae but I can not identify. Can be an unknown species?
Balazs
Brazil, state Pernambuco

Unidentified Longicorn from Brazil

Longicorn from Brazil

Dear Balazs,
We are a bit pressed for time this morning, and have not had any luck identifying your longicorn.  We believe it is one of the Prionids and the feathered antennae are quite distinctive.  We have seen similar antennae on an Australian Longicorn, Piesarthrius marginellus, but that is obviously a different species.  Hopefully, one of our readers will write in with a correct identification and link.

Unidentified Longicorn from Brazil

Longicorn from Brazil

Update:  From Eric Eaton
Daniel:
Realized I hadn’t been to the WTB for too long.  Shame on me:-)  I’ll get to the longhorn, but meanwhile….
Eric

Update:  From Eric Eaton
Daniel:
Congratulations to Tina for coming to the same conclusion I would have for the wonderful Brazilian longhorn:  Psygmatocerus wagleri.  I hope she knew which subfamily to look under!  LOL!  Still would have exhausted my lunch hour hunting for that one when I ‘do’ know where to look!
Eric

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One Response to Longicorn from Brazil with feathered antennae is

  1. lttlechkn says:

    Could it possibly be Psygmatocerus wagleri? I was searching around on the same site that your expert Eric Eaton used to i.d. the Feather Horned Longicorn from Australia, and I came across this link… http://www.cerambycoidea.com/foto.asp?Id=891 Hope this helps.

    Tina

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