Bug with Striped feelers
April 30, 2010
I found this bug on one of my building structure in Singapore. Occasionally, the brown patch on the back will lift up to reveal wings. The feelers are very long. Do you know what bug this is?
This is a Long Horned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, but we are uncertain of the species. Perhaps one of our readers will attempt an identification while we are at work furthering the education of others.
Karl has an answer
Hi Daniel and Stanley:
I think this longicorn is probably Coptops leucostictica (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Mesosini). I am fairly certain that is the genus, with an outside chance that it may be Mesosa. There is an excellent website called “Longhorned Beetles of Singapore” that you can explore, or go directly to a very nice photo of C. leucostictica. The species is found throughout mainland southeast Asia, Singapore and west to India. Regards.