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Long-horned beetles

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Description

These insects have long, cylindrical bodies, and antennae at least half as long as their bodies. This characteristic earned them their common name. The base of the antennae is often partly surrounded by the insect’s eyes. Many species are brightly coloured.

Worldwide, they vary in length from 0.2 to 15 cm. In North America, the largest specimens measure 6 cm.

Life cycle

The larvae develop in the plant tissue they feed on. The adults live only a few weeks.

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