Subject: Ginormous 6 legged creature found on beach
Location: Puerto vayarta mexico
March 22, 2017 7:39 pm
We found this dead bug on the beach in Mexico . It’s distinguishing features are
– 6 legs front 2 very long…approx 3.5inches
– pinchers
– super long antennae
– black and yellowish
– upon closer inspection looked like it could fly
– very hard shell
– underneath looked like a cockroach
– body was approximately 2inches
We asked many locals nobody could identify. We are so curious. I researched waterbeetles but nothing had the huge front legs.
Thank you for your help and we look forward to learning what it is!
Signature: Kate

Male Harlequin Beetle

Dear Kate,
This magnificent male Harlequin Beetle,
Acrocinus longimanus, is in the Longicorn family Cerambycidae.  It can fly.

Male Harlequin Beetle

Location: Puerto Vayarta, Mexico

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