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Acrocinus longimanus

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

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The Harlequin beetle is a nocturnal longhorned beetle with enormous, complex eyes. The back legs of the male beetle are extraordinarily long and can reach 17 cm in length. (The beetle itself is only 7 cm long.) The beautiful patterns on its body have inspired both indigenous tribes and modern designers.

Country of origin

Peru
Scientific name
Acrocinus longimanus
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Cerambycidae

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