Subject: Green beetles
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
October 17, 2013 11:52 am
These two beetles o the same species entered my house at night a few days ago. I electrocuted them with my electric tennis racket and was wondering what they were. Never saw these before in my life. Sorry I had to kill them but they were driving me crazy buzzing around me while at the computer.
I placed them in different positions so you could see the dorsal and ventral parts. The colors on the photo are true.
Signature: Irma Saldana
Nearly two years ago we posted several photos of this Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we had it identified as Chlorida festiva. According to American Insects, it is nocturnal, and many beetles are attracted to lights, so we are guessing they gained access through an open window after being attracted to the indoor illumination.
WOW! That was fast! Thank you very much.