Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Probably the rarest species in my collection of beetle specimens - Rosenbergia xenium, a large and impressive Longhorn (cerambycid) from Papua New Guinea - 

bfec7d13ef76ce46be5c0589493260d8.jpg

Would like to have a specimen of Rosenbergia gilmouri as well, but there's probably little chance of that, considering the rarity (and price) - 

1784f3cbfba8e80f48f111ec16f71ab7.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Though they're not nearly as large as their relatives in the tropics, we do have some very beautiful longhorn beetles in the US, including - 

Plectrodera scalator

Plinthocoelium suaveolens

Crioprosopus rimosus

Megapurpuricenus magnificus

Desmocerus palliatus

Rosalia funebris

Trachyderes mandibularis

- to name a few.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, those are awesome! The only one I have caught is mandibularis.

I caught those as kid in Arizona and I was so excited. Its still my favorite long horn.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a bit too far east for Trachyderes (=Dendrobius) mandibularis, though I saw a couple of them in AZ years ago.  Yes, it's a very unusual looking longhorn; very glossy - they look like they're made of colored glass!

Another great longhorn is Sphingnotus mirabilis, from New Guinea - 

1920px-Sphingnotus_mirabilis_(Boisduval,

When a species has the name "mirabilis" (amazing, wondrous, remarkable), you know it must be something special!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...