Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Burnt Pine longhorn

Arhopalus tristis (Fabricius)

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae

Size range

  • A large beetle, 25–30 mm


  • From Europe, found in North Island and northern South Island

Life History

  • Larvae feed in the inner bark of dead pine trees and logs, especially those killed by fire.
  • Concentrated egg–laying results in large numbers of larvae and rapid deterioration of logs