Black & white spotted poka dot cockroach
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 9:31 PM
Hi there I was just wondering what this bug is I was working in the Pilbara, In Western Australia it is about the size of a cockroach.
Felicity Packer
Tom Price Western Australia

Acacia Longicorn

Acacia Longicorn

Hi Felicity,
This is not a cockroach, but a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae.  Your photo is extremely blurry, but we believe, based on the markings, that this may be an Acacia Longicorn, Penthea vermicularia which we located on the Geocities website of Brisbane Insects.

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One Response to Acacia Longicorn from Australia

  1. drtjhawkeswood says:

    The species, I think is Penthea saundersi, which is apparently restricted to Western Australia but nothing of late has been written about the species. The only info on the beetle I have so far is provided in paper 359 available from my website,

    Best regards, Trevor

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