Collecting insects

Collecting insects

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Caption: Collecting insects. Researcher capturing a titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) from a Cecropia (Cecropia sp.) tree in a tropical rain forest. This longhorn beetle (family Cerambycidae) is one of the largest insect species in the world. Adult insects can grow to about 20 centimetres in length (excluding antennae). The titan beetle typically lives in the rain forests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Guianas, and north-central Brazil. Photographed in Petit-Saut, French Guiana.

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