This is our gorgeous bright yellow Long Horn Flower Beetle that only emerges in the fall in time for Halloween and Dia de Muertos. This is also when its host flower blooms, which is a large yellow composite and the beetle is completely camouflaged (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/156...). This year I am also finding some on another yellow flower that blooms on a vine (last picture). This beetle is about 1.5 cm long. It wouldn't feel like Muertos without it. Family Cerambycidae.
Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.
Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.62
Spotted on Oct 26, 2018
Submitted on Oct 28, 2018
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