Beetle (Longhorn Speckled) Xuthodes punctipennis
Order: Coleoptera (beetles )
Family: Cerambycidae ( longhorn beetles )
Subfamily: Cerambycinae - (round-necked long-horns )
Species: Xuthodes punctipennis
Common name: Speckled longhorn,
The beetle is a native longhorn, Xuthodes punctipennis is found in the North Island at night on white rata flowers and it can fly. The larvae feed on dead wood of native trees and have recently been found breeding in Eucalyptus, Acacia. Mahoe, Silver birch and Lombardy poplar. The adults are attracted to light and found on flowers in the evening.
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