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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

GIANT LONG-HORNED BEETLE

Well... these are the largest beetles I've ever seen (and Anna for that matter also). Anna spotted these big buggers slowly walking across the dusty track up Mount Ainos. I hope you get an idea of the size of these things shown by Anna's hand in the first photo. They were massive!
I'm not sure of the exact species, but I'm positive they are Long-Horned Beetles of some description - the males having the longer antennae.
Unfortunately for the first one Anna spotted on the way up, (a male),as we walked down the Mountain again, we noted a jeep had run it over - and killed it - a bit sad really.
All part and parcel of the quite eerie atmosphere in the dark forests high on Mount Ainos....
Great!

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