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Long-horn Beetle

Urgleptes sp.


A small Long-horn beetle with a complicated elytral pattern in brown, beige and black. Only 5 mm in length with antennae 10 mm long. It also has very sharp post-lateral spines on the prothorax. Family Cerambycidae, Lamiinae (Flat-faced Long Horns).


Found on a wall at night under lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.


Many thanks to Ian Swift for the generic identification. https://bugguide.net/node/view/270364 https://lamiinae.org/urgleptes.group-697... https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/178672-... https://www.inaturalist.org/observations... https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=11u... https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Re...

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jun 4, 2019
Submitted on Jun 8, 2019

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