The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Large Green Longhorn beetle

Afrikaans name:

Large Green Longhorn

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Philematium natalense

The Large Green Longhorn beetle is predominantly metallic green with black antennae. Its legs are black with orange-red bases. This insect grows to a length of around 25 mm.

Longhorn beetles are often found in forests or dense bush where they may be seen on flowers. In South Africa it occurs in the eastern and north-eastern regions of the country.

References and further reading

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving - Published: 0 - Page: 246


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