Batocera boisduvali

Batocera boisduvali

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(Great fig tree borer, longhorn beetle)

FAMILY

Cerambycidae

Species

Batocera boisduvali

Common name(s)

Great fig tree borer, Longhorn beetle

Main colour

Grey with spots

Size

To 5 cm long

Campus

Cairns

Description

This chrysomelid beetle, one of the longhorn beetles, is basically a dark grey colour with orange blotches on the elytra, which can fade to white or yellow on pinned specimens.

Usually nocturnal, chiefly found in rainforest areas where they feed on the sap of fig trees.