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Cheirotonus jansoni

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

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This large scarab is known as the long-armed beetle because of the long front legs of the males. Their legs are equipped with a very special receptive organ: hairlike feelers that sense sap running from injured trees. These insects, especially the males, love to suck up the tree sap as nourishment.

Country of origin

China
Scientific name
Cheirotonus jansoni
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Scarabaeidae

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