Saturday, December 23, 2017

Longhorn beetles make a show

Its been quite hot lately and a trip around the yard looking for summer time creatures revealed the strange sight below
Erupting from the bark of an acacia was this strange form. Carefully removed it looked as below and was approximately 10 cm in length.
Interested i searched for what had emerged  and suspected a variety of Longhorn Beetle.
The next night this guy turned up on the doorstep.
Large and extremely aggressive this Longhorn Beetle is not to be messed with as it can pack a serious bite with those impressive mandibles.
With decent rain before the hot spell many insects are out not often seen and in numbers.
An interesting find worthy of a post.

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