Subject: Callipogon Barbatus
Geographic location of the bug: Lake Amatitlan, Guatemala. C.A.
Time: 10:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
I got to your wonderful site doing a Google Image Search of a bug we found inside our house. We live waterfront on Lake Amatitlan, about 18 miles (by road) from downtown Guatemala City. I just wanted to share the pictures with you, perhaps you want to use them. Thanks for helping me identify this beetle.
How you want your letter signed: Manuel Ralda
Thanks for sending in your wonderful images of what does appear to be Callipogon barbatus.
2 thoughts on “Longicorn from Guatemala”
With a little training, it looks like this beetle could get a job as a six-legged wire cutter.
They have very strong mandibles. You might be right, if it was thin wire.