Jebusaea hammerschmidti is a member of the Cerambycidae family, also known as the longhorn beetles or longicorns, which are characterised by long antennae that may be as long as, or even longer than the beetle’s body (3). These curious insects also usually have an elongate, cylindrical, robust body, with well-developed, oval eyes and long, slender legs. The pronotum (the foremost of the three segments on the thorax) is well developed and often spiny, and the scaly forewings are usually longer than the membranous hind wings (4).
Part of the body located near the head in animals. In insects, the three segments between the head and the abdomen, each of which has a pair of legs. In vertebrates the thorax contains the heart and the lungs.
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