A division of beetles, including a lot of species, where antennæ are very very long. Many of them, whilst in the larval state, bore to the timber or under the bark of woods, plus some types are very destructive to fruit and shade woods. See Apple borer, under apple, and Locust beetle, under locust.
A group of tetramerous Coleoptera, having long filiform antennæ, sometimes several times longer than the body; the longicorns or longicorn beetles.
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