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Xylotoles griseus
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Scientific classification
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Xylotoles
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X. griseus
Binomial name
Xylotoles griseus
(Fabricius, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Hexathrica heteromorpha (Boisduval)
  • Lamia heteromorpha Boisduval, 1835
  • Saperda grisea Fabricius, 1775
  • Xyloteles westwoodii Guérin-Méneville, 1847
  • Xylotoles lentus Newmann, 1840
  • Xylotoles subpinguis White, 1846

Xylotoles griseus, the fig longhorn, is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775, originally under the genus Saperda. It is known from New Zealand where it feeds on elm trees. It is widespread and common in New Zealand, breeding on many species of trees. It was found in the UK for the first time when a number of adults were taken from a recently felled fig tree at Westward Ho!, Devon in 2014.

Arcana entomologica, or, Illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects (Pl. 56) (7087250819)
Figure 2 is Xylotoles griseus

Varieties

  • Xylotoles griseus var. maculosus Broun, 1886
  • Xylotoles griseus var. submicans Broun, 1921
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