Subject: Beautiful bug!
Location: Las Barracas, B.C.S. Mexico
November 27, 2013 3:59 pm
Hi Mr. Bugman,
This beautiful bug was on the ledge of my kitchen window several nights ago. I was fascinated by his front feet which looked feathery or as if he was wearing furry gloves. I am located in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Thanks for any info. you can provide.
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we are relatively certain it is is the subfamily Lamiinae. We tried searching BugGuide, but we could not find a conclusive match. We will continue to try to identify the species for you. Your individual looks similar to Acanthoderes giesberti from Cerambycidae Species Details, so we suspect it might be a close relative. We will seek out an additional opinion. We simply cannot resist posting identification requests with such positive subject lines like your “Beautiful bug!” subject and we agree with you fully that this Longicorn is a comely specimen.