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Citrus Long-Horned Beetle

Anoplophora chinensis

Description:

Known as a pest to many hardwood and citrus trees, the citrus long-horned beetle loves chewing into them with its large mandibles. The females deposit 200+ eggs inside the tree’s bark, and after 12–18 months, of the larvae boring into the wood, the young emerge as adult beetles. These beetles can grow up to 40mm in length, which is considerably larger than many other longhorn beetles.

Habitat:

Subtropical mountainous area, thick brush & trees, close to running water

Notes:

The featured long-horn was about 30 mm in length and was covered in parasites. (see pictures 2 & 3)

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Wesley Oosthuizen
Spotted by
Wesley Oosthuizen

新北市, Taiwan

Spotted on Oct 4, 2015
Submitted on Oct 23, 2015

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