Batocera (genus)

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Batocera rubus mniszechi (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Udo Schmidt
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Batocera Castelnau, 1840

This genus of long-horned beetles includes around 60 species. Most of them are found in tropical parts of Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. Several species are common and are considered pests of fruit and forest trees. For example, Batocera horsfieldi attacks, poplar and other trees in Asia, breeding in the trunks.

A number of species have been found in imported wood by quarantine inspectors and there is a risk of them spreading outside their native range. The adults typically have a length of 5-6 cm and several species have a lateral white stripe.

Type species: Batocera rubus

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: