Gerania bosci

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Gerania bosci
Cerambycidae - Gerania bosci.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lamiinae
Tribe: Lamiini
Genus: Gerania
Species: G. bosci
Binomial name
Gerania bosci
(Fabricius, 1801)
  • Leptura longipes Voet, 1806
  • Padia bosci (Fabricius) Gistel, 1848
  • Saperda bosci Fabricius, 1801

Gerania bosci is an Asian species of flat-faced longhorn beetle in the subfamily Lamiinae. It is the only species in the genus Gerania (Audinet-Serville, 1835).


Gerania bosci can reach a length of about 70–80 millimetres (2.8–3.1 in) and a width (including antenna) of about 60 millimetres (2.4 in). The body coloration is quite variable. Usually the background ranges from bright yellow to almost white, with large brown or black spots and markings and bluish-black legs. This species has unusually long legs, almost spider-like, making it distinctive, and popular among collectors. The males are larger than females and have elongated appendages.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in mixed forests of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Timor).


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