The beetle that eats Voacanga stems

The beetle that eats Voacanga stems

Observation - The beetle that eats Voacanga stems - Southern Africa. Description: This is the longhorn beetle that ring-barks or cuts down Voacanga branches. I have found a few now on the felled branches. The beetle is about 3 cm long. It looks like a piece of curled bark and stays dead-still. Its back is 'truncated' looking like a s

This is the longhorn beetle that ring-barks or cuts down Voacanga branches. I have found a few now on the felled branches. The beetle is about 3 cm long. It looks like a piece of curled bark and stays dead-still. Its back is 'truncated' looking like a stub of a branch. On disturbance it lets go and falls to the forest floor.