Subject: Ecuador cloud forest bugs
Location: mindo, ecuador
March 15, 2015 8:39 am
Both of these were found on the same morning in my house.. Any clues as to ID?
Now that we have correctly identified your moth, we can concentrate on the Longicorn, a beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It reminds us greatly of a Longicorn from Barbados we identified as Chlorida festiva that ranges from Central America to Argentina as well as many islands, but the coloration and pattern of the thorax is different. We believe we have correctly identified your beetle as another member of the same genus, Chlorida cincta, which we found on the Cerambycidae Genus website. We located another image on BioLib, and that individual is from Costa Rica. Chlorida cincta is listed on Cerambycidae de Colombia, so it stands to reason it might also be found in Ecuador.