French's Longhorn from Australia

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

French’s Longhorn

Hi Guys
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.
Dear Stephen,
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.

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