Alice Springs Fauna •

Phoracantha punctata, is one of the the longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), that are also known as Long-horned or Longicorns (a large family of beetles, with over 35,000 described species).

Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn Beetle), Alice Springs NT

This Longhorn Beetle was rescued from a swimming pool in Alice Springs.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
  • Family: Cerambycidae
  • Subfamily: Cerambycinae
  • Tribe: Phoracanthini
  • Genus: Phoracantha
  • Species: Phoracantha punctata

Footnote & References

  1. Phoracantha punctata (Donovan, 1805), Atlas of Living Australia,
  2. Phoracantha punctata, iNaturalistAU,

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