JD spotted this monster on our window yesterday and we coaxed it inside for a look before taking it out to a hedge and letting it free. JD named it "Dave"! Some investigation on the net revealed it to be an "Asian Long-Horned Beetle (ALB)" - our first new flat visitor! Apparently they are something of a pest though, relentlessly destroying trees and other vegetation. Any spotted in the USA are reported and eradicated. Maybe releasing it into the wild was not such a smart move after all...?
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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