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Dumpy Longhorn Beetle

Tetradia sp.


A night active, evil looking Longhorn Beetle. Most of the photos is taken after he folded the antennas backwards. Size 20-30 mm


Coumpound. App. 150 meters from the Indian Ocean

No species ID suggestions


Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you for your comments Dixie and Rubens :) Interesting that you have something similar in Brazil Rubens.

rubens.luciano 5 years ago

Hi Tiz
This guy is very similar with one we have in Brazil. I will look for a picture of it.

Dixie 5 years ago

You're right. He does look evil but very interesting.

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you for your comments Adarsha and Gilma Jeannette and outsidegirl0I am glad that my photos makes this beetle a bit interesting to watch :)

Injica, Great that you have a mission for longhorns! I am happy to join in!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Fantastic shots :)

injica 5 years ago

Oh wonderful :) That goes right to my mission:

Great series, thank you for sharing, Tiz.
You have us all seeing different things in this lovely creature!!

outsidegirl0 5 years ago


Tiz 5 years ago

I will let you know when I use it :) But I agree, he is cool and ugly! I would never use that word on you, donut! haha Voce e um muito bonitinha jovem mulher!

Sckel 5 years ago

Oh oh What situations? It would not in the my photo in FB, is not it? I said beetle is feinho in the good sense that he is ugly, but not much. Hey, the antennas are amazing .

namitha 5 years ago

Awesome series Tiz

Tiz 5 years ago

Kerry, I can only see a human scull when I look at this bug :) But I am glad he triggers our creative minds :P @Faredin, I know... It is sad, becuase looking at thise bugs is like travelling in time! Dinosaur beetles! Super cool with the spikes and thorns.@Sckel. Sim, feinho e o bom palavra também :) O novo palavra para meu :) mas talvez eu vou usar este palavra em outras situações! Obrigada Sra Professora :P @Jemma, wow, that was surprising :D

KerryHawkins 5 years ago

Looks like a lions face to me in that 1st pic. Nice one Tiz.

Sckel 5 years ago

I think it is a kind of ogre of the insect world. Is, interesting, but it is well feinho.

FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Nice one, this is also a dumpy longhorn beetle, Tetradia sp. but looks like there is not much info and photos about this genus.

Hema 5 years ago

Du är välkommen söta tiz!

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you Senhora Jemma :)

Hema 5 years ago

great pic, Tiz.Cute Monster!!

Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you SatyenM! I have low expectations regarding finding an ID for this one, but it is still an interesting specimen that deserves to be displayed...

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Lovely find Tiz!


Lat: -24.51, Long: 35.19

Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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