The bright yellow markings on this species of Roundnecked Long-horned Beetle are distinct and helpful features for identification.
Though little is known about this species of beetle, it is marked in a way that engages visual interest. The yellow pronotum is round, and is indeed one of the Roundnecked beetles. A zigzagging yellow mark crosses the upper half of its brown elytra (wing coverings), creating almost a 'W' shape. A thick yellow band sits on the bottom part of the elytra and a thin, curvy yellow line sits below that. The yellow tip of the abdomen extends just slightly beyond the wings. Its antennae are longer than half its body.
Scientific Name: Megacyllene antennata
Size (Adult; Length): 12mm to 25mm (0.47in to 0.98in)
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.