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Capricorn beetles
Great Capricorn Beetle, Cerambyx cerdo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Cerambycinae
Genus: Cerambyx
Linnaeus, 1758

~30 (see text)

C. scopolii

Cerambyx is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles). They are commonly known as capricorn beetles, as their strong, stout and curved antennae, each segment of which flares towards the tip, are reminiscent of the horns of an Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) or "capricorn".

This genus contains approximately 30 species, including:


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