How to Draw a Long-Horned Beetle

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Long Horned Beetle in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Long Horned Beetle.

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How to Draw a Long Horned Beetle - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let’s first draw the head of the Long-horned beetle. It looks like two small boxes stacked on top of each other.

Step 2: Next, draw the horns and antenna. The horns should have small spikes on them, so they can grab items easier.

Step 3: We are going to draw the first wing. The wing looks like a backwards ‘D’ and should be the same size as both the head and the horns.

Step 4: The second wing is next and it should look like the letter ‘D’. These are call mirror image.

Step 5: The next step is to draw the front legs. These legs are long and thin that almost reach the antenna.

Step 6: Then we are going to draw the middle legs. These legs are shorter than the front legs and almost straight from the body.

Step 7: The last step is to draw the hind legs, which go back away from the body with a turn in the leg.

Interesting Facts about the Long-Horned Beetle

The long-horned beetle lives in tropical forests. It can be found in the Amazon Basin occurring in Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Brazil, eastern Ecuador, Suriname, French Guiana, and Guyana. This species is large and has enlarged jaws. Males grow to a length from 13 to 14 centimeters. Females grow to a length from 10 to 11 centimeters. Long-horned beetle larvae are large and reach up to 21 centimeters in length. Long-horned beetles have brown and black bodies. Their wings have ornate black markings. This beetle is active at night and feeds on plant material.

Did you know?

  • The long-horned beetle is capable of flight.
  • The larval stage of the long-horned beetle can last for up to 10 years. The adult phase only lasts for a few months.
  • Deforestation is a large threat to the long-horned beetle.
  • The long-horned beetle is in the Class Insecta, Order Coleoptera, and Family Cerambycidae.
  • Females lay their eggs under the bark of dying or dead softwood trees.

Lesson plan note: Draw a large picture of the long-horned beetle. Make copies and distribute to each child. Have the children use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color their beetle. Write the name of each child on the back of their beetle. Then, hang each long-horned beetle on the bulletin board for everyone to see.