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Firefly mimic Longhorn beetle

Family Cerambycidae, Spathoptera albilatera

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thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago
Firefly mimic Longhorn beetle
Spathoptera albilatera Cerambycidae Species Details


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8 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago

Back in Hemilophini - think I got the right one:
Elytral plica, pronotal spines, pattern (not well seen in collection specimen), + range (SE Brasil, RJ-PR, acc. to catalogue).

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago

mimics in Calliini lack the elytral plica:
http://www.coleoptera-neotropical.org/pa...

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago

Best adress to look for Lampyrid mimics is Hemilophini:
http://www.coleoptera-neotropical.org/pa...
but this time, I think, it's wrong. Note pronotal spines . . .

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Sergio, look how much your Cerambycid looks like a Lampyrid! http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/199...

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 5 years ago

Sergio, tell us a little bit about this beetle! It's beautiful!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

This is amazing! It seems to be mimicking a Lightening Beetle (Lampyridae).

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Thank you venusflytrap2000.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Great image, Sergio! Keep 'em coming!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Joinville, SC, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 20, 2016
Submitted on Jan 26, 2016

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