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Ancita crocogaster Boisduval, 1835 (Cerambycidae)

Ancita crocogaster Boisduval, 1835 (Cerambycidae)

Ancita crocogaster Boisduval, 1835 (Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Ancitini). Its common name is "Small Acacia Longicorn Beetle" and is about 10mm in body size. This is one of about 25 species of Ancita described from Australia and New Guinea. The adults feed on bark of branches of primarily Acacia species, especially during the flowering season. Other potential hosts are Angophora, Leptospermum species and Bursaria spinosa (Pittosporaceae). In Queensland it has been found mainly in the Wet Tropics and south-east Queensland. This appears to be the first record for Springbrook registered on the Atlas of Living Australia.

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