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Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle ♀

Gnoma luzonica

Description:

Gnoma luzonica Erichson 1834, originally described as G. luzonicum (family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lamiinae, tribe Gnomini). It is known from the Philippines. Cerambycidae's larvae are called roundheaded borers. Lamiinae adults are commonly called flat-faced longhorns. The empty eggshells beside the longhorn in photos 2 & 3 are those of the Giant Stink Bug, Pygoplatys longiceps (Tessaratomidae).

Habitat:

Makiling Botanic Gardens, a 300-hectare protected forest park, situated at the lower elevations of the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve's Molawin-Dampalit watershed in Los Baños, Laguna.

Notes:

Reference: Salagubang.net - http://salagubang.net/pages/species/spec.... Cerambycidae of the World - http://cerambycidae.org/taxa/luzonica-Er....

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Laguna, Philippines

Lat: 14.33, Long: 121.09

Spotted on May 15, 2016
Submitted on Nov 11, 2017

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