Subject: Longhorned Borer Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Galapagos Islands, Isla San Cristobal
Time: 01:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this longhorned borer beetle at my hotel on Isla San Cristobal. I was just wondering what the exact type it is, since there are so many different kinds of beetle.
How you want your letter signed: Kristopher Olson
This beetle is indeed a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, but a straight on dorsal view is ideal for identification purposes and your images are taken from an angle. Your individual greatly resembles the Ivory Marked Beetle, Eburia quadrigeminata, found in North America, and as we were searching the internet to identify your individual, we believe we located it on A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the World, and it appears to be Eburia lanigera lanigera, a member of the same genus as the North American Ivory Marked Beetle.