Some Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae) from Haarwegskloof Renosterveld reserve. These beetles can be identified by their long antennae. The Fig Tree borer is the best known, and most hated, member of this family. Their grubs bore into and can kill domestic fig-trees. The species shown here all have specific indigenous trees that they bore into and the grubs can take up to 2 years to mature.
They are important for Renosterveld ecology as they break down wood and provide food for woodpeckers and other animals.