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Xaurus
Member Rosenbergia

Germany
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Posted - 04/10/2019 :  01:46:31  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


This spm from Mt. Wilhelm /PNG(15mm) looks like an Apomecynini, but I have never seen a longhorn beetle with such huge palps

Xaurus
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Germany
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Posted - 05/10/2019 :  23:38:36  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
today I got an intuition :
it is Monstropalpus helleri (Franz, 1953) (belongs to Xylorhizini recently, but this needs verification)
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Capitaine
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France
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Posted - 07/10/2019 :  17:21:02  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
It would be interesting to understand what environmental or behavioural constraints this species had to face in order to develop such a morphological character !!

Claude
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Xavier
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France
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Posted - 07/10/2019 :  22:11:36  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Well, do you have the paper FRANZ Elli, 1953.Eine neue Lamiide aus Neu-Guinea, Giganteopalpus helleri n. gen. n. sp. (Ins. Col.). Senckenbergiana, Frankfurt am Main 34 (1/3): 37-39, 2 figs. ?

There is an illustration of this species inside...
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Xaurus
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Germany
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Posted - 08/10/2019 :  23:06:37  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
yes, I should have this paper, and a picture of the type, I post later, recently I'm not at home
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jplami
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France
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Posted - 13/10/2019 :  17:18:40  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit jplami's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Monstropalpus helleri (Franz, 1953). See last paper of Vives & Heffern & Lin, 2019 in Les Cahiers Magellanes n34.

Lamiaires du Monde Lamiines of World Cerambycidae Lamiinae
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