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Long Horn Beetle

Batocera sp.

Description:

This is a giant long horn beetle, appears everything similar to others except the size. Has red spots on grey wings. Body length: 80 mm. Each horn: 80 mm.

Habitat:

Semi-urban building surrounded by forests and bamboos.

Notes:

Talk of giants and this one is another one. LennyWorthington, Thialand, had posted similar looking one in PN on Nov 26, 2013; Mango Stem Borer (Long Horned Beetle), Batocera rufomaculata. But length mentioned is 45 mm, and this one is almost double of that. The 6th photo against the scale seems its length as 70 mm, but the bug is sitting its fore-body raised. Direct head to tip of tail is 80 mm.

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38 Comments (1–25)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks all pals for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Luis for the comment.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Antonio for the encouraging comments. And thanks to all other PN Rangers for the SOTW vote. I'm ever more encouraged to open my eyes to the nature around us and share with you all!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats DrNamgyal on your SOTW.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Dilan for the comments.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Chief for the encouragement.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Vinny for the comment.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thank you Yasser for the SOTW. Thanks for the appreciation. I'm very much humbled. Incidentally, I'll be completing one year of PN membership this week. Thanks for the lovely gift!

Congrats again on the well deserved SOTW

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Congrats DrNamgyalT!!Amazing series!!

SimonTempler
SimonTempler 4 years ago

what camera and lens do you use what are your settings

Congratulation DrNamgya on SOTD! Super photographs!

Vinny
Vinny 4 years ago

Incredible detail in the photoI

Yasser
Yasser 4 years ago

Congratulations! This wonderful longhorn beetle has been selected as our Rangers' Spotting of the Week! What a beautiful and informative series. Thanks for the wonderful contributions!

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Bhagya for the comments.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thank you Fyn Kynd for nominating this Giant Long Horn Beetle as the Spotting of the Week! I really get encouraged to go for more creations of the nature, photograph and share with all! Thanks once again.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

Awesome macro....

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks bayucca for all the effort and your precious time. Under Cerambycidae Catalog Search the title lists B. horsfield, but samples vary. One particular sample labled as B. adelphi matches very well, because besides others its horns are only as long as the body.

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Rufomaculata is up to 60 mm, so still too small for yours...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Chamalka for liking it.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Dilan for the comment.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the research. I'm also making comparative studies on this. Pl make note of the size, and if you want further info. this guy is still hanging around my garden lamp.

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 4 years ago

wow Amazing!!!!!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.33, Long: 88.61

Spotted on Sep 17, 2014
Submitted on Sep 17, 2014

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