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Batocera boisduvali

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Polyphaga
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Coleoptera
Superfamily  Cerambycoidea
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Similar  Batocera humeridens, Batocera wyliei, Batocera celebiana, Batocera laena

Batocera boisduvali, the Great Fig Tree Borer, is a species of flat-faced longhorn beetle belonging to the Cerambycidae family, Lamiinae subfamily.

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Description

Batocera boisduvali is a large longhorn beetle reaching 50–57 millimetres (2.0–2.2 in) of length.

The elytra of these beetles show a dark grey colour with white to yellowish spots.

Adults feed on the sap of the bark, while larvae bore tunnels into the trunk and larger branches. Larval host plants are native fig trees Ficus watkinsiana, Ficus rubiginosa, Ficus microphylla, Ficus ehretioides (Moraceae) and Alstonia scholaris (Apocynaceae).

Distribution and habitat

This species can be found in rainforests of New South Wales and Queensland (Australia).

References

Batocera boisduvali Wikipedia


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