January 16, 2011 8:56 pm
can you tell me whats that very strange bug? i snatched him acciedently today.
Signature: antonio f. prado
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, but we do not recognize the species, however we have seen similar antennae in photographs of some members of the family. Perhaps we will have some luck researching the species which we can add to the posting or perhaps we will get some assistance from our readership.
Ed Note: January 18, 2011
Thanks to a comment from lttlechkn, we have found some internet documentation that this is Compsocerus violaceus. The accidental snatching that resulted in this crushed beetle is quite unfortunate. It may be quite rare or difficult to collect because the God of Insects website prices it at $45.