Batocera wallacei

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Batocera wallacei
Cerambycidae - Batocera wallacei.JPG
Batocera wallacei. Mounted specimen at the National Museum (Prague)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cerambycoidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lamiinae
Genus: Batocera
Species: B. wallacei
Binomial name
Batocera wallacei
Thomson, 1858
Synonyms
  • Batocera phorkyas Kriesche, 1928

Batocera wallacei, common name Wallace’s long-horn beetle, is a species of flat-faced longhorns beetle belonging to the Cerambycidae family, Lamiinae subfamily. The species name honors Alfred Russel Wallace, who discovered this longhorn beetle on the Aru Islands in Indonesia. It was named after him by James Thomson (entomologist) in 1858.

Description[edit]

Batocera wallacei is a huge long-horn beetle reaching about 80–85 millimetres (3.1–3.3 in) of length in the males, while the females are smaller. The length of the antenna may reach about 215–230 millimetres (8.5–9.1 in) in the males. The basic colour of the body is greenish-brownish or grey with whitish dorsal patches on the elytra. The larvae are nearly four inches long.

Distribution[edit]

This quite common species can be found in Australia (Queensland), Papua New Guinea and Moluccas (Aru Island, Kei Island) .

Subspecies[edit]

  • Batocera wallacei var. proserpina Thomson, 1865 (Java)

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