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Longhorn Beetle

Taeniotes scalatus


large longhorned beetle, about 1.5 in


tropical rainforest, amazon


I was on my way to Hornoyaco falls when I spotted a really cool caterpillar (which I have yet to post). The caterpillar was eating when I spotted it but when it sensed I was too close, it curled up a little. I wanted to get more shots of it fully extended so I waited and looked around the area. I ended up finding a ton of cool stuff right around it and spent nearly an hour in the area. I wish I had a shot of this beetle in my hand for scale, it really was huge!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Longhorn Beetle
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dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks again bayucca!

bayucca 7 years ago

Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Monochamini, Taeniotes scalatus.

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Putumayo, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Jun 8, 2013

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