Sunday, February 5, 2012

Longhorned beetle (Batocera sp.) in Sumatra Indonesia




 

Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle has the size of 45mm from head to tail. This long antennae beetle has brown color overall its body. The eyes is black and has a unique shape because of the horns look like they grow from the eyes. The pronotum is rough and one thorn at either left and right sides. At the base of the elytron, the surface is ornamented with many small black raise spots from the base to about one fourth part of elytron. This bug is from the family of Cerambycidae (Longhorned Beetles) under genus of Batocera. The most resemble to this species is Batocera numitor.

Scientific Classification:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Chrysomeloidea - Long-horned and Leaf Beetles
Family : Cerambycidae - Longhorned Beetles
Subfamily : Lamiinae
Genus : Batocera
Species : Batocera  numitor (Newman, 1842)

Reference
http://www.beetle-diversity.com/node/7901

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