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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Cerambycidae
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae
Tribus: Phoracanthini
Genus: Phoracantha

Species: P. acanthocera – P. alternata – P. ancoralis – P. complicata – P. concolor – P. cruciata – P. elegans – P. flavopicta – P. frenchi – P. freyi – P. grallaria – P. guttata – P. immaculata – P. impavida – P. laetabilis – P. lata – P. longipennis – P. manifesta – P. mastersii – P. mitchelli – P. montana – P. multiformis – P. niamata – P. northamensis – P. obscura – P. odewahnii – P. perbella – P. phaea – P. placenta – P. porosa – P. princeps – P. punctata – P. punctipennis – P. recurva – P. rugithoracica – P. savesi – P. semipunctata – P. solida – P. superans – P. synonyma – P. tricuspis – P. tuberalis – P. tunicata

Phoracantha Newman, 1840: 19

Type species: Phoracantha synonyma Newman, 1840 (designated by Thomson, 1864: 238)

Diospides Pascoe, 1866: 99
Type species: Stenochorus obscurus Donovan, 1805 (monotypy)
Phytrocaria Wang, 1996
Type species: Phytrocaria phaea Wang, 1996: 101 (original designation & monotypy)
Tryphocaria Pascoe, 1866: 99
Type species: Phoracantha hamata Newman, 1840 (= Stenocorus acanthocerus Macleay, 1827) (original designation)
Xypeta Pascoe, 1866: 100
Type species: Phoracantha grallaria Pascoe, 1864 (original designation)

Primary references

Newman, E. 1840. Nonnullorum Cerambycitum novorum, Novam Hollandiam et Insulam Van Diemen habitantium characteres. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (ser. 1) 5: 14–21. DOI: 10.1080/00222934009496747 Paywall. BHL Reference page. 
Pascoe, F.P. 1866. On the Longicornia of Australia, with a list of all the described species. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 9: 80–142. BHL Reference page.
Wang, Q. 1996. Phytrocaria Wang, a new genus of Phoracanthini, with a new species from Australia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae). The Coleopterists' Bulletin 50(2): 101–106. JSTOR Reference page.

Additional references

Leschen, R.A.B., Lawrence, J.F., Kuschel, G. & Thorpe, S. & Wang, Q. 2003. Coleoptera genera of New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist 26(1): 15–28. DOI: 10.1080/00779962.2003.9722105 Full text PDF Reference page.


Phoracantha – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Tavakilian, G. & Chevillotte, H.: TITAN: Cerambycidae database, accessed 2021-10-14.
Subfamily Cerambycinae: tribe Phoracanthini (atlas of long-horned beetles of Russia)

Phoracantha is a genus of eucalyptus borers in the family Cerambycidae. There are at least two described species in Phoracantha.[1][2][3]

Phoracantha obscura (Donovan, 1805)
Phoracantha punctata (Donovan, 1805)
Phoracantha recurva Newman, 1840
Phoracantha semipunctata (Fabricius, 1775) (eucalyptus longhorn borer)


"Phoracantha Genus Information". Retrieved 10 February 2018.
"Phoracantha Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

"Phoracantha Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

Further reading

Arnett, R. H., Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (21 June 2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida.
Arnett, Ross H. (30 July 2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0212-1.
Monné, Miguel A.; Giesbert, Edmund F. (1995). Checklist of the Cerambycidae and Disteniidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere. Vol. 2nd ed. Wolfsgarden Books. ISBN 1-885850-01-8.
White, Richard E. (1983). Peterson Field Guides: Beetles. Houghton Mifflin Company.

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