Friday mystery object #336

This week I have a mystery insect that some of you will know immediately and others may need a bit of time to pin down:


This mini-beast is around 7cm long – so it’s a not really all that mini.

Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Have fun!

7 thoughts on “Friday mystery object #336

  1. Ha! ‘Pin Down’ Now that’s an entomological pun if ever there was one. Well done Paolo.

    It looks a bit Sith (in the Vader / Kylo vein) but I’m pretty sure that’s an unproductive avenue of research. I’ll get back to you.

  2. Eek. I don’t know how I missed this on Friday. So which of the various horned thingnames (you know, hard-cased pterans) is this?

  3. I’m trying to narrow it down – there are so many criteria! Shiny black smooth wingcase, spikes over eyes, (only 2 from what I see) – and what looks like a small horn-like structure on the forehead. Well, the only shiny black one I could find was one whose name reminds me ot the fertile crescent and a bull – and it’s from the Congo. Am I close? 🙂

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