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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Skunk Longhorn Beetle (Anubis scalaris)

Skunk Longhorn Beetle (Anubis scalaris)

Longhorn beetles belong to the Cerambycidae family and are found in all sizes.
 The antennae are anywhere between 3-4 times the length of their body and can be swept back over the body when at rest.

Adults are found on flowers where they feed on the leaves, pollen, nectar wood and roots.

Eggs are laid in cracks along the stems of plants.

When grasped, they release a musky smell from which they get their name.

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