Longicorn from Sierra Leone: Zographus regalis

Subject: Beautiful Longhorn? Sierra Leone
Location: Freetown Peninsula, Sierra Leone, West Africa
March 4, 2013 12:02 pm
Hi, another beetle I’d like to know the name of…
Exceptionally long ’horns’ and great colours!
Signature: Kay

Longicorn is Zographus regalis

Dear Kay,
This really is a gorgeous Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae.  We do not have time to identify it this morning, but we do have time to post it.  Perhaps one of our readers will provide an identification while we are out of the office.

Zographus regalis

Just after posting, we decided to give a stab to the identification, and we found Zographus regalis on the Living Jewels website.  There are many photos of mounted specimens online, and a living specimen is pictured on Le Monde des Insectes.

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