Longhorn beetle stencil pattern

Longhorn beetle stencil pattern

Here you can find a detailed stencil pattern of an adult longhorn beetle. Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) are a large family of insects whose members can be found all around the world.

Most species in this family are characterized by an elongated body and extremely long antennae, often as long as the beetle’s body or even longer. The longhorn beetles family comprises over 25,000 species, including the largest beetle in the world - the Titan beetle (Titanus giganteus). The adults of most species produce sound when alarmed or picked up, using stridulating (“sound-making”) organs.

The larvae of most species feed within wood (roundheaded wood borers). They tunnel deep into weakened living trees or dead trees (including undertreated lumber), because their role in forest ecosystems is to assist in decomposition of dead trees. However, from the standpoint of humans, they are amongst the most severe pests of living trees and lumber. All woodworkers reading this article know that roundheaded wood borers represent one of the greatest threats to their wood stock and finished work pieces.

Longhorn beetle stencil pattern is under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication license.

The stencil is precisely drawn and  you can download it in the 2D CAD (dwg) file format or vector (svg and eps) file formats..