Big Beetle from Japan (longhorn beetle?)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
July 10, 2011 2:11 am
Dear Bugman and friends,
Hi! My friend and I photographed this bug at night on July 3, 2011 at Chinzan-so Garden in Tokyo. Its body was about 3 inches long from nose to tail, and the spread of its antennae was quite a bit more than that. It wasn’t terribly colorful, but it was impressively big. This is the biggest bug I’ve seen in person that was not in a zoo. Do you know what it might be? We thought it might be a longhorn beetle of some sort, but from my scan research, it seems those seem to run a bit smaller than this guy. Thank you so much!
Signature: Corky Visminas
This is indeed a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae. Our initial search did not produce any similar images. Perhaps one of our readers will supply a comment with an identification.