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guide to the mangroves of singapore
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Mangrove longicorn beetle
Aeolesthes holosericeus
Family Cerambycidae

Adult size:
up to 2.5 cm

Larvae bore into trunks of dead or sick trees of Excoecaria agallocha, causing characteristic cuts out discs (3-5 cm in diameter) on loosened bark, under which adults can be found in large numbers.

It is not certain if these beetles are the cause of the sick trees or whether they simply attack dying trees.
close-up of adults
Adults on damaged wood
holes on tree trunk
Boring damage on
Excoecaria agallocha

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From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre