Eupromus ruber

There’s no doubt that this is a beautiful beetle, but the damage it does to trees seems to be pretty serious. Before I spotted it, I actually heard it chomping on the tree bark. It was a really dark area of forest and the noise was a bit creepy!

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Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Eupromus ruber
Spotted Scarlet Longhorn Beetle = hoshi-beni-kamikiri

Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo)
Map: Google map link