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Some more great bugs from PNG
April 30, 2010
There are so many awesome bugs here in Papua New Guinea, and I know we’ve only seen the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Here are a few we thought you would like to see.
The first is called, at least locally, a “Christmas spider.” Perhaps you can identify it? They’re rather small – the largest being only about an inch across. The second, some kind of leaf bug? It was about 3″ long, not including antennae. The third, a borer, also about 3″ long not including antennae, which had a spread of about 8″. The spider and leaf bug were photographed near Madang and the borer was photographed in Buka, Bougainville. Enjoy!!
Sharon
Papua New Guinea

Batocera kibleri

Hi Sharon,
We are keeping quite busy today just posting your wonderful images.  We will try to identify this lovely Longicorn.

Comment with Identification
Believe it may be Batocera kibleri. A few links for you to look at… http://www.cerambycoidea.com/foto.asp?Id=67
and http://www.golofa.fr/aff_catalogue.php?groupe=1&famille=1&continent=4#thumb
I hope this helps, though I couldn’t find very much information on the beetle itself.
lttlechkn

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One Response to Longicorn from New Guinea may be Batocera kibleri

  1. lttlechkn says:

    Believe it may be Batocera kibleri. A few links for you to look at… http://www.cerambycoidea.com/foto.asp?Id=67

    and

    http://www.golofa.fr/aff_catalogue.php?groupe=1&famille=1&continent=4#thumb

    I hope this helps, though I couldn’t find very much information on the beetle itself.

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