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Species Phoracantha semipunctata

Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer, Phoracantha semipunctata - Phoracantha semipunctata Grooves under bark - Phoracantha semipunctata Grooves under bark - Phoracantha semipunctata Phoracantha semipunctata (Fabricius) - Phoracantha semipunctata Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer - Phoracantha semipunctata - male Found this backyard suburban San Diego - Phoracantha semipunctata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Phoracanthini
Genus Phoracantha (Eucalyptus Borer)
Species semipunctata (Phoracantha semipunctata)
Range
native to Australia, adventive in NA (CA, first detected 1984)(1)
Food
on Eucalyptus(1)