Prix Burgoyne's picture

Beetle, Mauritius

Observed: 27th June 2012 By: Prix BurgoynePrix Burgoyne’s reputation in InvertebratesPrix Burgoyne’s reputation in Invertebrates
Beetle Mauritius  24 6 2012
Beetle Mauritius 2  24 6 2012
Beetle Mauritius  324 6 2012
Beetle Mauritius 4  24 6 2012
Beetle Mauritius  5 24 6 2012
Beetle Mauritius  6 24 6 2012
Description:

About 4 cm long (excluding antennae).

Identifications
  • Batocera rufomaculata (De Geer, 1775)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
  • Batocera rufomaculata
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Mango tree borer (Batocera rufomaculata)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Tony Rebelo's picture

Longhorn Beetle

Longhorn Beetle

Tony Rebelo's picture

do not post duplicate IDs

Please do not post duplicate IDs - use comments to make comments: Click on ID to agree to the first correct Latin name.

Comments added to ID notes are not searchable: copied here for reference:

Has a variety of common names including Mango stem-borer, Tropical Fig borer, Red-spotted longhorn beetle. Feeds on a wide variety of host plants including Mango, Fig, Guava, Avocado, Jackfruit, Mulberry.

Simon van Noort's picture

Refinement of ID

This was not intended as a duplicate ID, but rather as a refinement of the ID. Including the common name in the identification table improves the search capacity within this field.

Tony Rebelo's picture

Not really: putting it in the

Not really: putting it in the comments would make it much more searchable. But in iSpot it is an alternative ID, and therefore will not be detected in the "Likely ID" searches (and looking for names in unlikely IDs is not very wise!).

iSpot etiquette is to agree to the first correct Latin name so iSpot will regard this as a "less likely ID." What iSpot does with IDs is to count the votes to determine the most likely ID. So posting duplicate IDs messes up the system (or more accurately, is a waste of your very valuable votes).