Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Longhorn Beetle

Callipogon barbatum/lemoinei


Large Brown Cerambycid. distance between atennae around 10cm.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 2 years ago
Longhorn Beetle
Callipogon barbatum/lemoinei Cerambycidae Species Details


bayucca 2 years ago

Let's ask Angel Solis, what he thinks about it...

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 2 years ago

Thanks for the effort Bayucca! To me, someone who doesn´t have scientific formation on this field, it sure looks like lemonei with a color morph or without some spots, there seems to be pronotal horns on barbatum but my spotting doesn't have them. Also the mandibles are much larger on barbatum than those shown on the spotting. Very interesting indeed! Thank you very much for making me discover all of these interesting details.

bayucca 2 years ago

Cerambycidae, Prioninae, Callipogonini, Callipogon sp., that's for sure. Now the tricky part starts. C. lemoinei should not be present in Costa Rica according to Angel Solis. But there might be Lemoinei mixed up with Barbatum in the collection of the ones in the museum in Costa Rica. So further info is needed. The coloration and stripes are unfortunately not type-specific for getting a safe ID. I think my suggestion is a valuable compromise for an ID.

San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.19, Long: -83.97

Spotted on May 19, 2016
Submitted on May 19, 2016

Related spottings

Long-horned beetle Long-horn beetle Longhorn beetle Long-horned beetle

Nearby spottings

Unknown spotting Unknown spotting Kissing Bug Unknown spotting