Bug identification (New Delhi, India)
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 1:53 PM
I saw this really weird and unusual bug in my room about an hour ago.
I stay on the outskirts of the city, quite a few open fields here.
What do you call this bug? Is it harmful in any way?
hun? By hand I guess.
New Delhi, India
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae. We haven’t the time to try to research the species at the moment, but perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide a species identification.
Update Courtesy of Erwin Beyer
Unknown Longicorn beetle from India
December 14, 2013 11:11 am
on April 22nd, 2009 Mohit posted a nice cerambycid beetle from India. I am not sure whether you are still interested in identifying critters of such old posts?
Anyhow, this is a member of genus Olenecamptus Chevrolat 1835. As for the species it might be
O. bilobus of which exist several subspecies. But I am not sure…It’s a male because of the very long
Here a link to O. bilobus: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivijayanand/8696832905/
Signature: Erwin Beyer
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