Subject: Can you please identify this insect?
Location: kolkata, india
June 21, 2015 5:58 pm
This visitor was found on top of our mosquito net. We live in Kolkata, India. The body was about the size of my longest finger – quite big! It moved quickly and could fly.
This beetle is a Mango Stem Borer, Batocera rufomaculata, and it is our understanding that the larvae feed on the wood of fig and avocado trees as well as mango, which makes them a threat where those fruits are grown commercially.