Phaolus metallicum (Metallic Violet Longicorn)

Metallic Violet Longicorn, Phaolus metallicum – the colour of this species ranges from metallic green to coppery with violet reflections.   This species is the only representative of the genus.

Male
Early January 2012
Mt Field National Park
Photos KE
Cerambycidae-Prioninae  Cerambycidae-Prioninae
Female
Late January 2013
Near Lauderdale
Images by Viv Muller (via Threatened Plants Tasmania), used with permission.
Metallic Violet Longicorn Phaolus metallica Cerambycidae Australia  Metallic Violet Longicorn, Phaolus metallica