This page will introduce you to the generic diversity in the Elaphidiini, a large tribe of primarily nocturnal longhorned woodboring beetles. These beetles usually live for 1-2 years as larvae, feeding inside trees and branches, before emerging for a brief period as adults. Members of the 520 species of this tribe range from central Canada to southern South America and are most commonly encountered when they are attracted to lights at night. To reveal their diversity and aid in identification, information and images of the adult are presented for each genus.

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