Cerambycinae is a subfamily of the longhorn beetle family (Cerambycidae). The subfamily includes over 715 genera, which, in total, consist of some 3,900 species. The subfamily is most widely distributed in the Americas, with 430 species in 130 genera in its neotropical regions. Within the family, the only subfamily of comparable diversity is the Lamiinae.

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Cerambyx cerdo from the Mátra, Hungary
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Cerambycinae
Latreille, 1802


Cerambycines are found worldwide, especially widely distributed in the Americas, especially the neotropical regions.[1]


The major distinguishing factors are the bluntness of the last segment of the maxillary palp, its slanting or near vertical face, the rounded pronotum, and the elytra are often the widest in the middle.[2]



  1. ^ "Cerambycinae – Checklist.org". Archived from the original on 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  2. ^ Bug Guide