8 spp. and 6 sspp. in the New World, all in our area(2)
, ~160 spp. total(3)
Either black or mottled gray. First antennal segment has a scar-like area near the tip. Antennae of the male is twice as long as the body, about as long as the body in females.
most diverse in Africa (over half of the spp. and all the 15 subgenera); outside Africa, only the nominate subgenus is represented: 65 spp. in Eurasia & 14 in NA(3)
Some species are carriers of the pinewood nematode, responsible for pine wilt
(Japanese Pine Sawyer) of east Asian origin has been intercepted in wood crating in w.NY