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