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  • The tribe Meroscelisini Thomson, 1861 currently contains ~50 species in 21 genera. Photographs of 13 exemplar specimens are currently available for this tribe.
Diagnostic Features of Adults
  • Length from about 10 to 42 mm. Body elongate, somewhat dorso-ventrally depressed; color usually uniform, dark or brown. Head wider than long or as wide as long; antennal tubercles distinct, near each other; eyes large, emarginate, coarsely faceted; mandibles usually symmetric. Antenna with 11 segments; in males reaching from basal third of elytra to distinctly surpassing elytral apex; in females never surpassing the abdominal apex; shape of flagellomeres variable. Thorax longer than wide. Pronotum with lateral edges expanded or somewhat downgraded, with spines or projections. Femora from linear to fusiform. Tibiae narrow and elongate. Elytra wider than pronotum, elongate, usually covering the abdomen; lateral edges subparallel or rounded (Galileo, 1987).
Diagnostic Features of Larvae
  • Not yet available for this taxon.
Geographic Distribution of TribeBiology and Economic Importance
  • Biology and economic importance for this taxon coming soon.
Selected References to Adult SpecimensSelected References to Larval Specimens

type specimen, ♂
Delocheilus prionoides Thomson, 1861
Cerambycidae: Prioninae: Meroscelisini
Photograph © N.P. Lord


Last updated: 1 May 2017
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