Longicorns (Cerambycidae) - Springbrook Rescue — Uncovering Gondwana
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Agrianome spinicollis

Agrianome spinicollis

Poinciana longicorn (Cerambycidae: Prioninae: Remphanini). Lyrebird Sanctuary, Springbrook, Queensland, Australia
Occasionally seen at night in summer months, it is truly polyphagous with its larvae living in a wide range of native and introduced plants.
The Prioninae is probably monophyletic and sister to the Cerambycinae. The earliest known Prionine fossils date to Lower Cretaceous. Whatever their ancestry these beetles diversified along with the earliest flowering plants and so contribute to the Outstanding Universal Value of World Heritage Areas such as the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Wolrd Heritage Area

agrianomeremphaniniprioninaecerambycidaechrysomeloideapolyphagacoleopterabeetleslongicornslonghornsphylogenyLower Cretaceous