Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The world's largest beetle

First place in the title of "the big insect in the world" is deservedly awarded Woodman-titanium (Latin Titanus giganteus), whose body length can reach 17, and according to some sources, and 21 inches!

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 Самый большой в мире жук A. Lumberjack-titanium (Latin Titanus giganteus) - kind of beetles from the family of long-horned beetles (Cerambycidae). Is one of the largest insects.
 Самый большой в мире жук Two. Most sources indicate the length of an adult ranges from 79 to 168 mm. In other sources the maximum length is different - from 170 to 210 and even up to 220 mm. Accurate scientific data was not available yet. The average length of most specimens is 130 mm, is much rarer individuals up to 150 mm.
bug03 Самый большой в мире жук Three. Large reach only a few instances.
bug04 Самый большой в мире жук 4. The cost of the dried specimens the maximum possible size for the entomological collections may reach U.S. $ 680-1000 or more. Dry weight of the beetle is 22-26 grams.
bug05 Самый большой в мире жук Five. Females are larger and bulkier than males. Stained pitch-brown or brown-brown.
bug06 Самый большой в мире жук 6. The body is extended, and to a lesser extent flattened in the dorsal-ventral direction. In the lateral projection has the shape of the lens.
bug07 Самый большой в мире жук 7. Pronotum is characterized by three sharp spines on each side. Vyyamchatye eyes. The antennae are attached in front, reaching half the length of the body.
bug08 Самый большой в мире жук Eight. Life expectancy of adults - 3-5 weeks, during which the beetles do not feed and live off the fat reserves accumulated during the larval stage.
bug09 Самый большой в мире жук 9. Is nocturnal, which is typical for the majority of closely related species.
bug10 Самый большой в мире жук 10. At dusk, increases the activity of beetles, they crawl out of daytime shelters (litter, tree hollows, rotten stumps) rise on the rise and soar.
bug11 Самый большой в мире жук 11. The males are very sensitive to light, because light traps entomologists females rarely get.
bug12 Самый большой в мире жук 12. Lumberjack-titanium is distributed throughout the Amazon region - from Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Suriname and Guyana, to Bolivia and central parts of Brazil.
bug13 Самый большой в мире жук 13. The morphology of the larvae is unknown, as they have not yet discovered. When comparing the sizes of adults and larvae of closely related species can be assumed that the size of the larvae drevoseka-titanium should be 240-360 mm.
bug14 Самый большой в мире жук 14. Like other species of the tribe Prionini larvae drevoseka-titans supposedly developed in the roots and the root zone drying and dead trees. Pupation probably occurs in the soil.
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