Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
July 18, 2015 9:52 am
this bug came to our place today and seems to be not very healthy or maybe old one, doesn’t go away all day.
please, tell us what is it, we like it’s mustache or whatever it is))
thank you in advance
Signature: Sergei and Ksenia
Dear Sergei and Ksenia,
We have spent the last hour fruitlessly attempting to identify your beetle, and just when we were about to give up, we believe we have a positive identification. Here is what we knew from the start. This is a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae. The magnificent antennae are not really representative of the family, and they can be categorized as either pectinate or flabellate, and sketches of various antennae types can be located on BugGuide. We have numerous images of a similar looking Australian Longicorn that we identified as Piesarthrius marginellus, but that species is not found in Thailand. Then we discovered an image of a mounted specimen of Cyriopalus wallacei on the Worldwide Cerambycoidea Photo Gallery, and it looks like a good match to your beetle. An image of a living specimen of Cyriopalus wallacei on the BioLib site confirms our belief that the identification is correct. Here is another fine image on BioLib.
Wow! Thank you, this one looks exactly like ours:) this morning we didn’t find him here already.
Thanks for your job and answer:)
Have a good day!