Arhopalus (genus)

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Arhopalus Serville, 1834

The genus of long-horned beetles is widely distributed and includes 20-30 species that breed in the wood of conifers. Several species bore into freshly felled pine trunks and can infest wooden structures. Some species are also of quarantine concern and can be transported with pine wood.

The adults are typically 2-3 cm long and brownish to black. They are often attracted to burned pine logs. The larvae carry 2 sharp pincer-like spines at the end of their abdomen.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: