🔎 Prioninae – Definition and Explanations


Dominion Animalia
Branch Arthropods
Embr. hexagonal
Class insect
Subclass Pterygota
Infra-class Neoptera
super order Endopterygota
Place an order Coleoptera
Big family Chrysomeloidea
Family Cerambycidae
Latreille, 1825

The Prioninae (), commonly called Prionsis a subfamilyinsects (Insectes is a French-language journal of ecology and entomology…) cerambycidae contains the largest known species of beetles.
They are also widespread on all continents, with a special abundance in tropical regions Europe (Europe is a land area that…) with types dimensions (In common sense, the concept of size refers to size; the dimensions of a room…) among smaller but still larger native insects.



Giant Titanus (Linné, 1758), the world’s largest long-horned beetle

Lucanoid prion Neandra brunnea (Fabricius, 1798)

These Capricorns exhibit traits that were once considered primitive. Most species have a robust, often broad and flattened appearance, a black or brown color, a large and prognathic head, relatively short antennae, and a prothorax always provided with a typical lateral keel, sometimes accompanied by a broad lateral stripe and numerous spines.
Some tropical South American species (Mallaspini), on the other hand, have a bright metallic color and a contrasting color pattern.
The wings, studied in detail by Saalas, are decorated with an ocellus in the anal region (like Lepturinae), which is absent in certain more developed groups (Parandrini).
Sizes can be remarkable, reaching maximums known for insects. Other insects such as stick insects a length (The length of an object is the distance between its two farthest ends…) superior, but their mass (The term mass is used to define two quantities related to one another…) the body stays down. So that,species (Species in life sciences (from Latin species, “type”…) Giant Titanus (Linnaeus, 1758) fromAmazon (The Amazon is a region of South America. The vast plain it crosses…) reaches 20 cm, Macdontia servicornis (Linné, 1758), also Amazonian, reaches 15 cm, Xixthrus terribilis Thomson, 1877, des Fiji (Fiji, long form Republic of Fiji Islands, Matanitu ko Viti in Fijian and…) 13.5 cm, while many other tropical species exceed 10 cm.
Some species have adapted life (Life is a given name 🙂 under the stumps, it acquires characteristics similar to those developed by stag beetles, such as the flattened body, large lower jaws, and jaw beetle. Poecilandryreduction and development of antennae paraonychia. Among such species, representatives of the tribes Mallodontini, Cantharocnemini, Eurypodini and Parandrini should be mentioned.

larva (A larva is the first stage of development of an individual after hatching…)

Prioninae larvae, fleshy and often of remarkable size, are always equipped with small legs. Many species are easily recognized by their heads showing four spines on the anterior margin of the clypeus.


Prioninae include small number (The concept of number in linguistics is considered in the article “Number…”) The number of tribes in France, of which there are only five (each with a species).

  • Meroscelisini Thomson, 1860
    • Tragosoma depsarium (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Aegosomatin Thomson, 1860
    • Aegosoma scabricorne (Scopolis, 1763)
  • Callipogonini Thomson, 1860
    • Ergate faber (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Macrotomini Thomson, 1860
    • Prinobius myardi Mulsant, 1842 (= P. scutellaris Germar, 1817)
  • Prionini Latreille, 1802
    • Prionus coriarius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other genera found in Europe

  • Rhaesus Motschulsky, 1875 (Rhaphipodini) Balkan Peninsula
  • Neandra Latreille, 1804 (Parandrini) Germany, but imported from USA

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