The beetles of the family Cerambycidae are commonly known as longhorn beetles, longicorns, capricorns, round-headed borers, timber beetles, goat beetles (Bockkäfer), or sawyer beetles. It is one of the biggest families of Coleoptera represented by more than 36,000 species described in more than 5,000 genera from eight subfamilies (Monné et al., 2017). The family name Cerambycidae originated from the Greek word “Cerambis” meaning “a horned beetle”.
India is represented by 1540 longhorn beetle species under 7 sub-families, 70 tribes and 437 genera. The sub-family Lamiinae is the speciose rich contains 1103 species under 275 genera. The Cerambycinae contains 350 species under 109 genera and Prioninae contains 58 species under 29 genera and Lepturinae comprises 20 species under 18 genera. Spondylidinae comprises 6 species under 4 genera, Dorcasominae comprises 4 species under 3 genera and the Necydalinae is represented by 3 species under a single genus.
Maximum number of longhorn species are reported from North-Eastern states (593) followed by Southern (434), Eastern (348), Northern (272) and Western (48) parts of India. There are 47 species documented from Central India, 18 from North western India, 57 from India Orientalis and 121 from Andaman and Nicobar group of Indian Islands.
The website included all the species of longhorn beetles reported from India till date with complete information on valid name, synonyms, type species, year of description, category, type locality, type species deposition museum and distribution record in the form of standard fact sheets.