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Male Cedar Beetle - Callirrhipis marmorea This Cedar Beetle - Callirrhipis marmorea was a cool find and only saw it once but 2 of them on the same night walk.<br />
As I tried to take picture of it, it flew away and landed on my left hand.  That was quite a challenge to take a pic of it with one hand on a dSLR on a macro setting.<br />
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Was very lucky to see him with the antennae all opened up in a fan like display as they don&#039;t do that all the time.  I looked up online about them, and most pictures are of it with the antennae folded but can still see that it is not just a single stalk.  Since this is a male, they probably use the antennae as a way to attracts the females or using the antennae to &#039;feel/smell&#039; for pheromones. Beetle,Callirrhipis marmorea,Cedar Beetle,Geotagged,Philippines,Real,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Male Cedar Beetle - Callirrhipis marmorea

This Cedar Beetle - Callirrhipis marmorea was a cool find and only saw it once but 2 of them on the same night walk.
As I tried to take picture of it, it flew away and landed on my left hand. That was quite a challenge to take a pic of it with one hand on a dSLR on a macro setting.

Was very lucky to see him with the antennae all opened up in a fan like display as they don't do that all the time. I looked up online about them, and most pictures are of it with the antennae folded but can still see that it is not just a single stalk. Since this is a male, they probably use the antennae as a way to attracts the females or using the antennae to 'feel/smell' for pheromones.

    comments (16)

  1. Lucky shot! Cheers!
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, it was, Jivko and thanks :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Absolutely incredible species, never seen anything like it. And great shot, you really nailed the focus! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :)
      Was very happy with this shot, only got 2 shots of it.
      Posted 3 years ago
  3. Wonderful, wonderful - what a world we live in. Thanks Albert for helping the rest of us experience it. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Barry for your appreciation and kind words :) Posted 3 years ago
  4. oh wow! What a beetle! Nice capture, cheers Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, RMFelix :) Posted 3 years ago
  5. Great Timing, Good shot. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, Sunil :) Posted 3 years ago
  6. Great shot!
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, ShanelleAW :) Posted 3 years ago
  7. Lovely shot. Fascinating creature Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, englishindiangirl :) Posted 3 years ago
  8. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:
    "The Feather-Horned Beetle (Callirrhipis marmorea) is a species of beetle in the Callirrhipidae family. It has a mostly southeast Asian distribution, and its larvae are known to be parasitic on cicada nymphs.

    Males of this species, as shown here, brandish a pair of impressive antennae which are flabellate (or fan-like) in structure. While one might assume that this dramatic display is just for show, there is a lot more at work here!

    Many arthropod antennae are covered in sensilla--tiny, hairlike sensory organs which protrude from the cuticle of the exoskeleton. These organs have many different functions, including the reception of both mechanical data (through vibration, movement, and touch) and chemical information (on migration routes, nearby enemies, food sources, and mates) from the environment! This particular fan-like form of antenna boasts plenty of surface area for these sensory structures, thus ensuring better reproductive success through the detection of female pheromones in the environment.
    {Spotted in the Philippines by JungleDragon moderator, Albert Kang} #JungleDragon }"
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa for featuring this observation :) Posted one year ago

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Callirrhipis marmorea is a species of Cedar Beetle from the family of Callirhipidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Jun 26, 2017. Captured May 8, 2014 19:52 in Siniloan - Famy - Real - Infanta Road, Real, Quezon, Philippines.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/22.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 45mm