General Description

Body red-brown, covered by dark brown wing cases (elytra) with yellow markings. Eyes wrap around the bases of the long, narrow antennae. Body up to 3 cm long.


Adult Common Eucalypt Longicorns feed on pollen. They fly at night and are attracted to lights. The females lay eggs under the bark of dead and dying eucalypt trees. Larvae hatch and burrow into the wood, later emerging as adults through oval-shaped exit holes.


Southern and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Dry sclerophyll forests and urban areas.

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