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Poteriophorus sp. The meeting with this insect awakened my interest in beetles, it was in April 2019 in the Philippines.<br />
It climbed on my hand while I was drying myself after a bath in the waterfalls nearby.<br />
The photo has been taken by my wife with her Smartphone.<br />
The body is arround 28 mm long, without rostrum...<br />
I&#039;ve posted it on two forums but no answer regarding the species.<br />
My investigations lead me to either P. imperatrix or P. regulus.<br />
I saw that Albert Kang has an impressive knowledge of Malaysian insects, he could maybe help me ? Geotagged,Philippines,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Poteriophorus sp.

The meeting with this insect awakened my interest in beetles, it was in April 2019 in the Philippines.
It climbed on my hand while I was drying myself after a bath in the waterfalls nearby.
The photo has been taken by my wife with her Smartphone.
The body is arround 28 mm long, without rostrum...
I've posted it on two forums but no answer regarding the species.
My investigations lead me to either P. imperatrix or P. regulus.
I saw that Albert Kang has an impressive knowledge of Malaysian insects, he could maybe help me ?

    comments (8)

  1. Hard to believe you only started with beetles in 2019, you come across as a veteran!

    I tried to help in the search myself, despite my lack of expertise and closest I found is Poteriophorus Monilifasciatus. But I saw you came to the same possibility in an insect forum.

    I posted a comment on one of Albert's posts to ask for help, I hope he sees it.
    Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you ! Posted one month ago
      1. Unfortunately, not familiar with this one, the Genus Poteriophorus seems to be the nearest you could get. Strange that the expert Boris from Germany didn't take a look at your observation, you can try to tag him or send him a private message at the other forum. Posted one month ago
  2. Uau, it's amazing the shapes of creatures that exist :-0 Posted one month ago
  3. Wow. How fantastic Claude Posted one month ago
  4. WHOA! Incredible beetle. And, I echo Ferdy's sentiments -- I'm shocked you have only been into beetles for a couple years! You have a wealth of knowledge and are clearly a fast learner. Impressive. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you but yet, my knowledge is close to zero.
      Access to information is now much easier than in the past although I regret that access to number of publications is still denied to amateurs...
      Posted one month ago
      1. Well, you are doing amazing! I too wish that it was easier to access more publications. It is very frustrating. Posted one month ago

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By Claude CHAVAND

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Uploaded Oct 8, 2021. Captured Apr 13, 2019 10:05 in Q85C+PH7 Kinabuan Falls, Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines.
  • SM-G965F
  • f/2.4
  • 1/60s
  • ISO160
  • 4.3mm