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Longhorn Beetle

Pycnopsis brachyptera subsp. brachyptera

Habitat:

Beside the road on the way up to Magadzavane Lodge

10 Comments

Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 6 years ago

Amazing photos! :D

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Yes, that's a good idea ! Lovely photo, by the way. Such a great 3 D effect. I still have a thing or 2 to learn !!

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

I've updated the ID on my photo as well now:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/218...

(The ID had better be the same, as it was the same individual!)

RianaBate
RianaBate 6 years ago

Great ID Kate. Note the distance between the antennae tubercles. Ceroplesis antennae tubercles are raised and close together.

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

Yes, my photos are of the same individual.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Kate... this is the one we saw together.

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

Same link as before, ID updated.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks bayucca... I'll stick with the 'safe side" as you suggest! Thanjks for all the work you put in...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Ceroplesis sp.. Tricky to ID, I do not think it is Ceroplesis thunbergi (of which you will found many with a not trustable ID!).
Same one as yours, but I am sceptic about the ID of Thunbergi:
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/239582?nav=...
Trusted Thunbergi:
http://www.lamiinae.org/80v/index.php?pg...
Calabrica:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33398884@N...
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/198038?nav=...
I am also not very happy with Aethiops and Capensis.
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/225589?nav=...
With Ceroplesis sp. you are definitely on the safe side!

Tightrope walker? :)) Interesting beetle!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 2, 2014

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