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Introduction
  • The tribe Trachyderini Dupont, 1836 currently contains 673 species in 149 genera. Photographs of 25 exemplar specimens are currently available for this tribe.
Diagnostic Features of Adults
  • Body size variable, from small (less than 10 mm) to large (more than 40 mm); body shape variable, from generally elongate to ovoid, to elongate or expanded apically; body with or without metallic reflection. Eyes generally reniform, complete (not completely divided into upper and lower lobes). Antennae variable, from filiform to serrate, flabellate, or expanded laterally, armed with spines or not; antennae 11-segmented, short, not extending beyond tip of abdomen. Pronotum variable, from generally elongate (distinctly longer than wide) to approximately subquadrate (about as long as wide) or transverse (distinctly wider than long); lateral margins of pronotum variable, with distinct blunt tubercles or acute spines or unarmed (without tubercles or spine); pronotum surface variable, distinctly shining, glabrous or not. Elytral apices variable, with distinct spines or without. Metafemoral length compared to profemora variable, about as long or distinctly longer.
Diagnostic Features of Larvae
  • Not yet available for this taxon.
Geographic Distribution of TribeBiology and Economic Importance
  • Biology unknown for members of this tribe. Species of this tribe are potentially invasive outside their native range.
Selected References to Adult SpecimensSelected References to Larval Specimens

Sternacanthus picticornis Thomson, 1861
Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini
Photograph © A.M. Hodson

 

Last updated: 1 May 2017
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