Subject: Poinciana Longicorn Agrianome Spinicollis
Location: Bobbin Head National Park Sydney NSW
January 12, 2013 5:30 pm
Can you confirm my identification of this beetle I found? I used your website to make the identification and google images. Thank you.
Signature: Warm regards
We agree that this is a Poinciana Longicorn, and the Queensland Museum website has this to say about it: “This species is found in rainforest and open forest in eastern Australia. It is common in Queensland and New South Wales and also occurs on Lord Howe Island. The larvae are huge white grubs found in rotten wood, especially dead Poinciana or fig trees. It is an important pest of pecan trees. The large adults sometimes blunder into house lights.”