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Macrodontia cervicornis

Curator's pick
  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

We live everywhere

Under the same theme, this species can also be found in the mural display of Insects from Tropical Forests - America, specimen number 11 (country of origin: Brazil).

Under the theme A time for everyone/Nighttime, this species can be found in the Nighttime insects section, specimen number 25 (country of origin: Peru).

Under the theme Different tastes/A tasty vegetarian diet, this species can be found in the Chewing wood section, specimen number 4 (country of origin: Peru).

Under the theme Self-defence champions/Defence, this species can be found in the Strong mandibles section, specimen number 41 (country of origin: Peru).

Under the theme For the love of insects/For insects, this species can be found in the Protecting endangered species section, specimen numbers 33 and 33 (country of origin: Brazil).

Curator's pick

This longhorned beetle is one of the rarest, largest and most beautiful on the planet. Males can reach 16 cm in length. Thanks to the designs on its body, it is able to camouflage itself on trees where larvae have bored into the bark. The giant beetle is a disappearing species in inhabited regions of the Amazon basin, where people regularly eat the delicious larvae.

Theme

We live everywhere

Sub-theme

Tropical forests

Section

Giants of the forest

Specimen number

6

Country of origin

Peru
Scientific name
Macrodontia cervicornis
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Cerambycidae

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