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Longicorn beetle

Neocerambyx gigas

Habitat:

on the window nets.



1 species ID suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago
Longicorn beetle
Neocerambyx gigas Cerambycinae

9 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 2 months ago

Thanks Francesco for your expertise and assistance! We always want to do our best, so we are happy to have the real experts passing by to confirm or correct our suggestions.

FrancescoVitali
FrancescoVitali 2 months ago

Yes. These species are really very similar from the dorsal side.
A. holosericea: http://www.cerambycoidea.com/forum/topic...
A. induta: http://www.cerambycoidea.com/forum/topic...

bayucca
bayucca 2 months ago

I certainly meant Aeolesthes. Can't correct the comment on my iPad.

bayucca
bayucca 2 months ago

@Francesco: is Aelosthes induta/holosericea the "valid" ID compromise we can use for all of them??

FrancescoVitali
FrancescoVitali 2 months ago

No, it isn't. It is a male of Aeolesthes induta/holosericea.
Notice the spines on the antennal joints 5-8.

chimetsetan
chimetsetan 2 years ago

thanks Carol, it was around 5-6 cm. body shape was very slender. I was used to seeing big fat bulky beetles... this was rare for me..

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

What is the size of this amazing beetle. Cool! Great photos!

chimetsetan
chimetsetan 2 years ago

Thank you Martini for the ID and the info... I shall be careful. I won't want my fingers between those pincers made to chew through tough woods. :)
Thank you atul. :)

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

amazing spot !! superb!!

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

What a beauty. That is the catch of the day. These longicorn beetles larvae are grubs inside live trees. They have powerful pinchers for chewing through wood, so watch your fingers.

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

Spotted on Dec 22, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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