Subject: Beautiful bug!
Location: Marau, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
October 3, 2012 10:15 pm
Hi, I live in the south of Brazil and as you can imagine, it’s a country full of magnificent species that one may not see in a whole life time!
I found this bug (well, my cat found it) and I wanted to know its name! I’m very curious!
It didn’t take us long to identify your Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae as Compsocerus violaceus thanks to a photo posted on the FlickR Museum of Life webpage. We verified that ID on TrekNature as well as on the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery.
Correction: December 14, 2016
Thanks to a correction from Cerambycid expert Doug Yanega, we now know that this is a member of the genus Unxia, which is pictured on Cerabycidae Catalog Search.