Subject: Batocera sp. Australia
Location: Mossman, Queensland, Australia 4873
December 22, 2012 7:54 pm
Could you identify this beetle for me? It’s Batocera sp. but I can’t find a direct identification
Signature: Stephen Turner
I have now found it! Batocera frenchi
Happy Christmas holidays to you
Ed. Note: We didn’t realize Stephen had his answer when we prepared this response.
We believe this may be a French’s Longhorn, Batocera frenchi, and we did considerable research several years ago when we posted a photo of a mating pair. We found a male specimen for sale on Ebay and Insects & More lists it as rare.