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Longhorn Beetle (mating)

Cipriscola fasciata

Habitat:

Host Plants: Ficus benjamina

Notes:

Elongate-ovate, small to moderate-sized, ranging from about 9–19 mm in length. Integument generally dark brown speckled with whitish pubescence. Head with frons elongate, about as wide as width of 1 1/2 to two lower eye lobes; frons surface roughly sculptured or not. Eyes with lower lobes ovate-oblong. Genae elongate, about as tall or shorter than lower eye lobes. Antennal tubercles prominent, moderately separated; tubercles armed at apex with short, blunt horn; antennae about as long (females) or 1 1/3 times as long (males) as overall body length; scape clavate, about as long or longer than antennomere IV; antennomere III strongly sinuate, longer than scape and antennomere IV; antennae annulate. Pronotum transverse, roughly conical, wider at base, without lateral tubercles. Prothorax with sides whitish. Elytra with sides roughly parallel to slightly attenuate; elytral apices individually rounded; elytra with large whitish maculae at humeri and near middle; base of elytra with two prominent tubercles at humeri. Basal 1/3 of elytra sparse to dense punctation, surface granulate-punctate. Procoxae without projection (females) or with small acute projection (males). Mesosternal process with apex deeply emarginate. Metafemora moderate in length, about 1/3 as long as elytra. The combination of the following characters will help to distinguish this genus: roughly conical pronotum without lateral tubercles; prothorax with sides whitish; base of elytra with two prominent tubercles at humeri; and elytra with large whitish maculae at humeri and near middle. (http://cerambycids.com/oncidid/OncidID-C...)

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8 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

thank you very much, Adarsha, dilan, tibi e bayucca.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Awesome series Kel :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Great finding Sckel!!!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

:-)!

tibiprada
tibiprada 7 years ago

♥ ♥ ♥

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

That's exactly what I thought when I saw the two beetles on a branch on the tree, Cindy. Thank you, Cindy and Jose Miguel Diaz.

Nice series, Sckel! These long horn beetles look like they're mimicking bird droppings.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Buenísimo

Sckel
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Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013

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