Definition of longhorn beetle in English:

longhorn beetle


  • An elongated beetle with long antennae, the larva of which typically bores in wood and can be a pest of timber.

    Family Cerambycidae (formerly in the superfamily Longicornia)

    ‘The house longhorn is also a common pest in South Africa.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It had a full curl, like a longhorn's, and it measured a full six inches from tip to tip.’