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Cerambycidae

; class Insecta, order Coleoptera) Family of elongate, pubescent beetles, usually strikingly marked, up to 20 cm long. The antennae are filiform, at least two-thirds of the body ...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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... ( longicorn beetles , longhorn beetles , timber beetles ) ( class Insecta , order Coleoptera ) Family of elongate, pubescent beetles, usually strikingly marked, up to 20 cm long. The antennae are filiform , at least two-thirds of the body length, and often greater. Larvae are fleshy and elongate, with powerful jaws and reduced legs. They feed on wood of dead or dying trees, and may take four years to reach maturity. There are more than 5000 genera with more than 30 000 species, found worldwide....

Cerambycidae

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; class Insecta, order Coleoptera)Family of elongate, pubescent beetles, usually strikingly marked, up to 20 cm long. The antennae are filiform, at least two-thirds of the body length, and often ...
Beetles

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The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies (3 rev. ed.)

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...that are sensitive to humidity, vibration, and airborne scents, and are highly variable. Reduced in the larvae, the antennae in adults may be abruptly bent or elbowed (as in weevils of the family Curculionidae), threadlike or filiform (for example, in the longhorn beetles, Cerambycidae), toothed (as in cardinal beetles, Pyrochroidae), or platelike or lamellate (chafers, Scarabaeidae). Beetles use their antennae to detect food and potential mates; males often have much more elaborate antennae than the females because they have to seek out the females, often...

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Mike Allaby

Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

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...1. Any breed of cattle with long horns, such as the English longhorn and Texas longhorn. Scottish Highland cattle also have long horns and are sometimes known as Highland longhorns. 2. ( longicorn beetles ) A family (Cerambycidae) of long-bodied beetles, many strikingly marked, that have very long, robust antennae. Their larvae feed on the wood of dead and dying trees. There are more than 25,000 species with a worldwide distribution. Mike...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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musk beetle

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Asian long-horned beetle

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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