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Long Horn Flower Beetle

Ochraethes obliquus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.


1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca a month ago
Flower Longhorn Beetle
Ochraethes obliquus Cerambycidae Species Details

5 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a month ago

Thank you so much Daniele and Maria. It is always an honor to be nominated!

Maria dB
Maria dB a month ago

Enjoyed your notes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a month ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated twice this week Lauren!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a month ago

Thank you so much bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca a month ago

Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae, Clytini, Ochraethes sp. and most probably Ochraethes obliquus.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations...

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.62

Spotted on Oct 26, 2018
Submitted on Oct 28, 2018

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