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.
Signature: Jean Cameron
please attach a larger photo if possible.
Ed. Note: We never received a response to our request.
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.