Timberman beetle

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Timberman beetle
Acanthocinus aedilis (15290298984).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lamiinae
Genus: Acanthocinus
Species: A. aedilis
Binomial name
Acanthocinus aedilis
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The timberman beetle (Acanthocinus aedilis) is a beetle found in woodlands in Europe, Russia and Central Asia. The antennae of the males are four times the length of their bodies and are extended, in a manner resembling calipers, when the male alights on the felled trunks of pines - a habit which has led to the name of "timberman".


Insect Natural History, A.D.Imms, Collins, 1973