Megopis procera, from here.

Belongs within: Phytophaga.

The Prionidae are a group of large longicorn beetles. They usually have lateral carinae on the pronotum, usually bearing teeth or spines, and their fore coxae are strongly transverse with broadly exposed trochantins (Lawrence & Britton 1991, as Prioninae).

See also: There's something on your back (Taxon of the Week: Prioninae).

    |  i. s.: Erioderus P66
    |         Tragosoma P66
    |--Macrotominae P66
    |    |--Remphan hopei P66
    |    `--Macrotoma P66
    |--Aegosominae P66
    |    |--Aegosoma P66
    |    |    |--A. marginale [=Cerambyx marginalis] P66
    |    |    `--A. scabricorne P66
    |    `--Megopis P66
    |         |--*M. mutica P66
    |         |--M. costipennis P66
    |         `--M. procera Pascoe 1866 P66
    `--Prioninae M59
         |--Prionoplus reticularis White 1846 M59, H82
         `--Prionus coriarius E61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[E61] Edwards, J. S. 1961. Observations on the biology of the immature stages of Prionoplus reticularis White (Col. Ceramb.). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 88 (4): 727-731.

[H82] Helmore, D. W. 1982. Drawings of New Zealand insects. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of New Zealand 8: 1-52.

Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera. In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers, 2nd ed., vol. 2, pp. 543-683. Melbourned University Press.

[M59] Morgan, F. D. 1959. The ecology and external morphology of Stolotermes ruficeps Brauer (Isoptera: Hodotermitidae). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 86 (1): 155-195.

[P66] Pascoe, F. P. 1866. Catalogue of longicorn Coleoptera collected in the island of Penang by James Lamb, Esq. Part II. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 504-536.

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