One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An elongated beetle with long antennae, the larva of which typically bores in wood.
Family Cerambycidae, formerly in the superfamily Longicornia; many species
- ‘The house longhorn is also a common pest in South Africa.’
- ‘It had a full curl, like a longhorn's, and it measured a full six inches from tip to tip.’
- ‘Nerve compounds injected into vulnerable trees kill only 30 to 60 percent of the longhorns.’
- ‘Harmonic radar is one trick entomologists are using to understand the range of large insects such as the Asian longhorn.’
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