Subject: Peruvian beetle 3
Location: Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru
March 11, 2013 2:51 pm
I have googled around and the closest to and ID is the Euchroma gigantea. Could this be right or is it an other specie that reminds a lot of the Euchroma gigantea? I haven’t found any that match the colors of this one.
YOu are absolutely correct. This is a Giant Metallic Ceiba Borer, Euchroma gigantea, and it is found in Central and South America.
Good to hear that it’s a Euchroma gigantea. That means I was right and that all that time I spent searching the internet wasn’t a waste!