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Cerambycidae - Acalolepta australis

Acalolepta australis from New Guinea. Male and female

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: Lamiinae
Tribus: Monochamini
Genus: Acalolepta
Species: Acalolepta australis

Acalolepta australis (Boisduval, 1835)

Tavakilian, G. & Chevillotte, H. 2018. TITAN: Cerambycidae database (version Dec. 2018). In: Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J. & Penev L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 29th November 2018. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page. [accessed on December 26, 2018]

Acalolepta australis is a species of flat-faced longhorn beetle belonging to the family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lamiinae.


Acalolepta australis is the largest species of the genus, reaching about 26–44 millimetres (1.0–1.7 in) in length. The basic colour is blackish or reddish brown. Antennomeres I-III and the base of tibias show black spots.

Main host plants are Anisoptera polyandra, Araucaria cunninghamii, Hevea brasiliensis, Terminalia kaernbachii and Theobroma cacao.

This species can be found in northern Australia, Moluccas, New Ireland (island), New Britain and New Guinea.
List of subspecies

Acalolepta australis australis (Boisduval, 1835)
Acalolepta australis keyensis Breuning, 1965
Acalolepta australis orientalis Breuning, 1982
Acalolepta australis parcepuncticollis Breuning, 1973
Acalolepta australis saintaignani Breuning, 1970


F. Vitali Notes on the genus Acalolepta Pascoe, 1858 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Indonesian Papua and the Moluccas

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