Long Horned Bettle
|Copyright: Ardika Septyawan (Septle2) (175)|
|Date Taken: 2013-10-25|
|Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-03-16 9:58|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae; also known as long-horned beetles or longicorns) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short (e.g., Neandra brunnea, figured below) and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 20,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests. The larvae, called roundheaded borers, bore into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, to wood in buildings; the old-house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus, being a particular problem indoors). A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) from northeastern South America is often considered the largest (though not the heaviest, and not the longest including legs) insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16.7 centimetres (6.6 in)|
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Nice macro capture of this insect with long horns, Ardika.
Your point of view from below is quite unique and gives the image a special outlook.
- [2014-03-17 17:21]
Wonderful macro, Ardika, a beauty!
I will try to get the ID of this longhorn beetle.
A big hug and keep sharing macros like this (the longhorn are beautiful and I hope it captures other more)
A hug from Argentina
Wow a great marco of this interesting beetle.