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Genus Phoracantha - Eucalyptus Borer

Grooves under bark - Phoracantha semipunctata Possible longhorn beetle rescued from a fountain - Phoracantha recurva Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer - Phoracantha recurva Phoracantha recurva Who Am I? - Phoracantha recurva Found this backyard suburban San Diego - Phoracantha semipunctata Wayne’s Bug - Phoracantha Phoracantha recurva
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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Phoracanthini
Genus Phoracantha (Eucalyptus Borer)
2 spp. in our area, both adventive(1)
native to Australia, adventive in NA (CA)(1) (first detected 1984) and Eucalyptus-growing regions around the world(2)
on Eucalyptus(1)
Internet References
Fact sheets by Paine et al.(3), M. Hoddle(2)