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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Prioninae
Latreille, 1802 [1]

Prioninae are a subfamily of Cerambycidae (long-horned beetles). They are typically large (25–70 mm) and usually brown or black. The males of a few genera sport large mandibles that are used in fights with other males, similar to stag beetles. These beetles are commonly nocturnal and are attracted to light. The majority of Prioninae whose biology is known are borers whose larvae feed on rotting wood or roots.


Prioninae contains the following genera:[2]


External links[edit]

Data related to Prioninae at Wikispecies Media related to Prioninae at Wikimedia Commons