Cerambycidae


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Cerambycidae: Longhorn beetle

Cerambycidae

[se·rəm′bī·sə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The longhorn beetles, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Chrysomeloidea.

Cerambycidae

 

a family of insects of the order Coleoptera. The body is oblong and measures 3-180 mm long. The antennae are often quite long, and the jaws are well developed. The body coverings are hard and diversely colored (often speckled). The larvae are fleshy, with a very large prothorax and special bulges—“motor callosities”—on the abdominal segments. The legs of most are not developed. The larvae live in wood (on which they also feed), occasionally in the stems of herbaceous plants, and less often in the soil (where they feed on roots). The development of the larvae usually lasts about a year, sometimes longer.

There are about 20,000 species distributed throughout the world, the most numerous being in the tropics. About 800 species are found in the USSR, of which the largest is the Callipogon relictus, which may measure up to 10 cm long. Many cerambycids are wood and lumber pests. In coniferous forests representatives of the genus Monochamus inflict severe damage. Oak trees are damaged by the Cerambyx cerdo. The Hylotrupes bajulus destroys wooden structures and telegraph poles in the forested steppe and steppe regions. Pests of structures and wooden articles are destroyed by treating the infested wood; preventive measures include impregnating the wood with beetle repellants or long-acting insecticides. In forests, control reduces mainly to destroying the infested trees and to the timely removal from the forest of dead trees, windfalls, freshly sawed lumber, and deadwood.

N. N. PLAVIL’sHCHIKOV

References in periodicals archive ?
Studies on inhibitory or repellent semiochemicals in the Cerambycidae are few.
Phylogenetic distribution of cysteine proteinases in beetles: evidence for an evolutionary shift to an alkaline digestive strategy in Cerambycidae.
plantaros indistinctus no difiere mucho del de otras especies de Cerambycidae descritas con anterioridad.
Additional comments: In comparison with other cerambycidae species present in Nothofagus forests, the genus Calydon makes a smaller gallery and pupal chamber than species like Holopterus chilensis (Blanch.
A identificacao das especies Bostrichidae e Curculionidae foi feita por Sergio Ide, do Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo, e as especies de Cerambycidae por Ubirajara R.
After attack by pine moth caterpillars, the weakened trees are open to attack by the larvae of the longhorn beetle Monochamus urussovi (family Cerambycidae, order Coleoptera), which destroy their wood.
He is an expert on the Asian longhorn beetle's family, Cerambycidae.
Checklist of the Cerambycidae and Disteniidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere.
Cerambycidae raccolti dai componenti del Gruppo Modenese Scienze Naturali durante escursioni in Turchia tra il 1987-2003 (Contributo alla Fauna dei Cerambycidae di Turchia).
Pseudoscorpions of the genus Lustrochernes Beier have been reported on various insects and even on vertebrates (Villegas-Guzman & Perez 2005a): on Orthoptera: Acrididae (Hoff 1947), Coleoptera: Cerambycidae (Muchmore 1971a), Curculionidae (Beier 1948), Elateridae, (Beier 1948), Diptera: Calliphoridae (Beier 1948) and obviously on various species of Passalidae (Aguiar & Buhrnheim 1992, 1998, 2011) (Table 1).
Dry season Guild Order /Family Richness Abundance Chewing Coleoptera Bruchidae 9 22 Cerambycidae 0 0 Chrysomelidae 2 2 Syneta sp.