Subject: What is this?
Location: Bobin, NSW,Australia
January 6, 2013 12:03 am
My brother caught this beetle last night which was quite large & it bit him several times, drawing blood.
We live on the Mid North Coast just out of Wingham NSW.
We would like to know what it is.
Thankyou
Jean
Signature: Jean Cameron

Prionid

please attach a larger photo if possible.

Ed. Note:  We never received a response to our request.
Hi Jean,
This is a Prionid, a member of a subfamily among the Longhorned Borer Beetles.  We would really love a higher resolution file.  It looks similar to, but not exactly like the female
Rhipidocerus australasiae pictured on the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery website.  It might be a greenish Poinciana Longicorn, Agrianome spinicollis, which is pictured on the Queensland Museum website.

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