Subject: Blue Mountain Jamaica
July 23, 2017 9:21 am
Dear Bug man,
I opened my front door this morning and this bug flew in me and would not let go.
It took great efforts to remove it. It is very strong yet intends no harm.
What is this bug?
Does it have any spiritual significance.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Signature: Empress Sefiatu
Dear Empress Sefiatu,
Upon looking at the two images you attached, we could not help but notice the incredible quality difference, and then we noticed that the high resolution, very detailed image had a scientific name as the file name. We searched that file name and found the identical image of Derancistrus lineatus on the Mecyme wordpress blog. Alas, we cannot post images pilfered from other websites. It seems you have already identified this gorgeous Longicorn as Derancistrus lineatus, and we do not know if it has any spiritual significance, though we tend to reserve spiritual significance to the subjectivity of the individual. Many specimens on the New World Cerambycidae Catalog, where it is identified as Elateropsis lineatus, were collected on Cuba and the Bahamas. Prioninae of the World lists the distribution as “Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica.”