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1. Having long antennae.
2. Of or relating to the longhorn beetles.

[From New Latin Longicornia, former group name : Latin longus, long; see longitude + Latin cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) Also called: longicorn beetle or long-horned beetle any beetle of the family Cerambycidae, having a long narrow body, long legs, and long antennae
(Zoology) zoology having or designating long antennae
[C19: from New Latin longicornis long-horned]


(ˈlɒn dʒɪˌkɔrn)

1. having long antennae.
[1840–50; < New Latin longicornis long-horned]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longicorn - long-bodied beetle having very long antennaelongicorn - long-bodied beetle having very long antennae
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Cerambycidae, family Cerambycidae - long-horned beetles
sawyer beetle, sawyer - any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers
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Neotropical tree species and their faunas of Xylophagous longicorns (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in French Guiana.
A study on the establishment of sustainable shelter forests of econmic ecology type without the plague of Longicorn.
Study on control of longicorn adults with pesticide micro-capsules.
Discussion on the establishment of sustainable protection forests without the plague of longicorn.
The feeding habits of the rather short-lived adult longicorns can be quite variable.
There is, in addition, a small group of longicorns which reproduce in trees that are not taxonomically related but that belong to families characterized by the production of milky latex.
Other longicorns, such as Chrysoprasis chlorogaster, are represented by only two host records from unrelated plants.
Five of the cerambycid species were represented by a single host record, although some of these longicorns are closely related to beetles that are clearly Lecythidaceae specialists.
Neotropical tree species an their faunas of xylophagous longicorns (Coleptera:Cerambycidae) in France Guiana.
This provides circumstantial evidence that (1) long-horned beetles do recognize their host plants using chemical cues and (2) present patterns of host-plant utilization by arthropods may have emerged (at least in the case of the xylophagous longicorns of Sinnamary) through adaption to preexisting host-plant chemistry.
A brief synopsis of the biology of the Cerambycidae, also called longicorns, long-horned beetles, or timber beetles, is presented in Hequet & Tavakilian, 1996).
Both longicorns with a wide host range outside the Leguminosae and rare unicates are uninformative in the context of the present study.