unknow bug
Location: brazil
January 16, 2011 8:56 pm
hi bugman,
can you tell me whats that very strange bug? i snatched him acciedently today.
thanks
Signature: antonio f. prado

Longhorned Borer Beetle

Dear Antonio,
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.

Location: Brazil

One Response to Longhorned Borer Beetle from Brazil

  1. lttlechkn says:

    Believe this to be Compsocerus violaceus based on this image http://www.cerambycoidea.com/foto.asp?Id=1501. Hope this helps.

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