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Wasp-mimic Longhorn

Clytopsis dimidiaticornis


Wasp-mimic longhorn of about 15mm body length. Black with yellow markings and red legs. Looking at pictures, the genus Clytus comes up. However, this seems to be a European genus and the markings don't quite match (head and thorax).


Found in 'El Cimatario', a national park in semi-arid area just outside the city. The rainy season is now in full swing and many animals are venturing out.

No species ID suggestions


Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Thanks, ForestDragon.

ForestDragon a year ago

It looks like you found it! Nice researching.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Thanks, ForestDragon and sonofives, but I think it's something different.

sonofives a year ago

Have you considered the genus Megacyllene? Some species like the M. robiniae are quite similar in appearance to your spotting

ForestDragon a year ago

Perhaps something from Genus Megacyllene? I'm not familiar with the Mexican species within this genus.

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Aug 6, 2017
Submitted on Aug 21, 2017

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