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on the window nets.
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.
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...
I certainly meant Aeolesthes. Can't correct the comment on my iPad.
@Francesco: is Aelosthes induta/holosericea the "valid" ID compromise we can use for all of them??
No, it isn't. It is a male of Aeolesthes induta/holosericea.Notice the spines on the antennal joints 5-8.
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..
What is the size of this amazing beetle. Cool! Great photos!
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. :)
amazing spot !! superb!!
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.
Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04
Spotted on Dec 22, 2011 Submitted on Dec 22, 2011