Definition of longhorn beetle in English:

longhorn beetle

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  • An elongated beetle with long antennae, the larva of which typically bores in wood.
    • Family Cerambycidae, formerly in the superfamily Longicornia; many species
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    • The house longhorn is also a common pest in South Africa.
    • Nerve compounds injected into vulnerable trees kill only 30 to 60 percent of the longhorns.
    • Harmonic radar is one trick entomologists are using to understand the range of large insects such as the Asian longhorn.

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