Longicorn from India: Olenecamptus bilobus

Subject: long horn bug
Location: goa, india
December 2, 2016 11:15 pm
kindly id this bug please. thanks.
Signature: rastaPoPoy


Dear rastaPoPoy,
The only matching image we were able to locate is this Indian Longicorn from our own archives, and eight years ago, Karl wrote in suspecting it to be in the genus
Batocera, though unfortunately the link Karl provided does not seem to be active any longer.  We will continue to search for a genus or species verification on your lovely Longicorn.

Correction courtesy of Karl
Hi Daniel and rastaPoPoy:
It looks like this longicorn and the one from your archives are indeed the same species. Although I previously suggested that it might be a species of Batocera, it seems I was on the wrong track. In checking again I am now going to suggest that this lovely beetle is Olenecamptus bilobus (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Dorcaschematini). The species is widely distributed throughout Asia and Melanesia, and comes in a variety of colour variations. Two  subspecies occur in India; O. bilobus bilobus and O. bilobus indianus. The two subspecies are quite similar and your two postings could belong to either one. Here are some additional images from Assam and the Seychelles.  Regards  Karl

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