Longhorn beetle

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

The antennae of most species are as long as or longer than the beetle’s body.

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

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

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