long-horned beetle

noun
\ˈlȯŋ-ˌhȯrn(d)- \

Definition of long-horned beetle 

: any of a family (Cerambycidae synonym Longicornia) of beetles usually distinguished by their very long antennae

called also longhorn beetle

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The invasive Asian long-horned beetle was identified from a specimen in the Cornell entomology collections. Steven Lubar, Smithsonian, "A Scholar Follows a Trail of Dead Mice and Discovers a Lesson in Why Museum Collections Matter," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of long-horned beetle

1834, in the meaning defined above

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