Red-Spotted Longhorn Beetle

Red-spotted longhorn beetle (Batocera rufomaculata) is also known as mango tree borer, mango stem-borer and tropical fig borer.

Red-Spotted Longhorn Beetle

8 comments:

papercages said...

That first shot is phenomenal! What a scary little bug that is.

birdy said...

HI Tricia!
You are right, it's a scary beetle. I don't know whether they harmful to human or not, but I always used to be afraid of them.

Osaidullah Kehar said...

I think you've captured it in home, on a floor, looks much bigger in front of the floor's dots!

birdy said...

Thanks Osaidullah Kehar for the comment. You are right I took this picture in my house.

Andy said...

i also have this beetle. can anybody tell what they eat?

Andy said...

helli. i have a longhorned beetle, can anybody tell what they eat

birdy said...

Thanks Andy for your visit and comment. The larva of this long horn beetle feeds on the stems of a variety of trees, including mango and fig trees. Not sure about the feeding habit of adult long horn beetle, but I think it will also feed on the leaves and branches of these trees. Supply your beetle with some fresh leaves and branches of mango or fig tree and let's see what happens.

JosephAlsarraf said...

I saw one exactly like that except that it had different colors.