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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Cerambycidae
Subfamilia: Prioninae
Tribus: Prionini
Genus: Prionus
Subgenera: P. (Homaesthesis) – P. (Prionus) –
Species: P. boppei – P. californicus – P. coriarius – P. corpulentus – P. delavayi – P. elegans – P. elliotti – P. evae – P. gahani – P. galantorum – P. geminus – P. heroicus – P. insularis – P. komiyai – P. kucerai – P. lameerei – P. laminicornis – P. laticollis – P. lecontei – P. lorenci – P. murzini – P. nakamurai – P. plumicornis – P. pocularis – P. potaninei – P. puae – P. scabripunctatus – P. sejunctus – P. sifanicus – P. siskai – P. sontinh – P. sterbai – P. unilamellatus – P. vartianorum – P. yakushimanus

Prionus Geoffroy, 1762

type-species: Cerambyx coriarius Linné, 1758, Europe.


Prionellus Casey, 1924

type-species: Prionus pocularis Dalman, 1817, Geogia, USA.


Casey, 1924, Mem. Col., 11: 209.

Additional references

Do, C., Drumont, A. & Komiya, Z. 2019: Description of a new species of the genus Prionus Geoffroy, 1762 from northern Vietnam (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 22(1): 63-66 Reference page.
Geoffroy, 1762, Hist. abr. Ins. Paris, 1: 198.
Hayashi, M., K. Morimoto and S. Kimoto, 1984. The Coleoptera of Japan in Color, vol. IV, Hoikusha (Osaka). ISBN 4-586-30071-X.
The Japanese Society of Coleopterology (eds.), 1984. The Longicorn-Beetles of Japan in Color, Kodansha(Tokyo). ISBN 4-06-124045-5.
Ohbayashi, N., M. Satô and K. Kojima, 1992. An Illustrated Guide to Identification of Longicorn Beetle of Japan, Tokai University Press (Tokyo). ISBN 4-486-01181-3.
Santos-Silva, A., Nearns, E.H. & Swift, I.P. 2016. Revision of the American species of the genus Prionus Geoffroy, 1762 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae, Prionini). Zootaxa 4134(1): 1–103. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4134.1.1. Reference page.


Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Subfamily Prioninae: tribe Prionini (atlas of long-horned beetles of Russia)

Vernacular names
日本語: ノコギリカミキリ属

Prionus Geoffroy, 1762 is a genus of long-horned beetles of the subfamily Prioninae, tribe Prionini, widespread in Europe, Asia and North America.[2]

P. coriarius

The members of this genus are large (25–70 mm) and usually brown or black.

All members of the genus Prionus have twelve or more strongly toothed or even flabellate antennomeres on their large antennae.

The only species present in England is "The Tanner", Prionus coriarius (Linnaeus, 1758).

Common North American species include the "Tile-horned Prionus", Prionus imbricornis, the "California root borer", Prionus californicus, and the "Broad-necked root borer", Prionus laticollis.

The adults are nocturnal and are attracted to light, while their larvae feed on rotting wood or roots.

Prionus arenarius Hovore, 1981
Prionus aureopilosus Fragoso & Monné, 1982
Prionus aztecus Casey, 1912
Prionus batesi Lameere, 1920
Prionus californicus Motschulsky, 1845
Prionus coriarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Prionus curticollis Casey, 1912
Prionus debilis Casey, 1891
Prionus emarginatus Say, 1824
Prionus fissicornis Haldeman, 1845
Prionus flohri Bates, 1884
Prionus heroicus Semenov, 1907
Prionus hintoni Linsley, 1935
Prionus howdeni Chemsak, 1979
Prionus imbricornis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Prionus integer LeConte, 1851
Prionus komarowi (Dohrn, 1885)
Prionus laticollis (Drury, 1773)
Prionus lecontei Lameere, 1912
Prionus linsleyi Hovore, 1981
Prionus mexicanus Bates, 1884
Prionus palparis Say, 1824
Prionus pocularis Dalman in Schoenherr, 1817
Prionus poultoni Lameere, 1912
Prionus rhodocerus Linsley, 1957
Prionus simplex (Casey, 1912)
Prionus spinipennis Hovore & Turnbow, 1984
Prionus townsendi Casey, 1912


"Prionus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Bezark, Larry G. A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the World Archived 2013-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 22 May 2012.

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