Mango Stem Borer from Thailand

Subject: unknown bug
Location: Pattaya, thailand
February 12, 2016 10:17 pm
I found this bug trying to crawl throw my open back door in Pattaya, Thailand.
I think it is dying as its movement is very laboured (just flicking its legs and ‘wings’ if that is what they are) I have a huge jackfruit tree in my back garden so was wondering if that is what attracted it in the first place
Signature: freaked of bugs

Mango Stem Borer
Mango Stem Borer

This is a Mango Stem Borer, Batocera rufomaculata, a species whose larvae bore in the stems of several fruit trees including Guava, Mango and Avocado.  According to Plantwise Knowledge Bank jackfruit is one of the host plants for the Mango Stem Borer.

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