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Brown Prionid - Orthosoma brunneum - male

Brown Prionid - Orthosoma brunneum - Male
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
July 22, 2009
Size: 3.5 cm
Caught this fellow, attracted to my patio lights, last night, and put him in the fridge because he wouldn't sit still on my paper for a nice photo. Very active! He was much more cooperative tonight after chilling out for a day. ;-)

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Generally, large longhorned beetles seem cooperative.
But, this guy is not? Anyway, it's a beutiful creature...

 
I've noticed that -
other kinds of longhorns are generally pretty mellow and tolerant, but this one wouldn't stop running. Even after he'd been chilled in the refrigerator overnight, when I opened the door to check on him, his legs were twitching like he was still trying to run.

Others I've found don't like to be disturbed, either. They'll sit where I find them forever, but if I touch them, they move and move. So I can't pick them up and put them on white paper, for instance; they run right off and keep going.

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