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Giant Metallic Ceiba Borer

Euchroma gigantea

Description:

Large beetle sp, c2" long, loud whirring when it flew, possibly a cockroach sp

Habitat:

Jungle near Mamanoots Eco Lodge

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Giant Metallic Ceiba Borer
Euchroma gigantea Datei:Euchroma gigantea 2.jpg – Wikipedia


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3 Comments

Gloster Birder
Gloster Birder 8 years ago

Thanks both

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Buprestidae, Euchroma gigantea. Don't be surprised about the color variations! It is mostly due to light angulation, that's why it is called "metallic"...
http://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com/20...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euchroma_gi...

This looks like a Buprestidae beetle.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buprestida...
Huge interesting family

Gloster Birder
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Stann Creek, Belize

Spotted on Jul 10, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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