Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), often known as long-horned or longicorn beetles, are a huge family of beetles with over 35,000 documented.

The antennae of most are as long as or longer than the 's .

However, the antennae of certain members of the family are relatively small, making it difficult to identify them from similar families such as the Chrysomelidae.

The scientific name of this family is derived from a in mythology: Cerambus, a shepherd who was converted into a giant with horns following a disagreement with nymphs.

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Superfamily:Chrysomeloidea
Family:Cerambycidae

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