The long-horned beetle has a face only a coleopterist could love. But the coolest thing about this South American beetle isn’t its horny face. Its body is strikingly beautiful, looking more like a remarkable piece of tribal art or wood carving than a living thing. Unfortunately the long-horned beetle may well be more threatened than threatening: It’s deemed “vulnerable” by the IUCN.
Two longhorn beetles with a double coat, composed of dense short hairs and spaced long hairs (24-26 mm long, Arctolamia cruciatus, Cerambycidae, collection specimen, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Doisaket, Aug 2006). Studio work; dried specimens were rehydrated, cleaned, prepared and staged in a greenhouse."