Monday, May 12, 2008

Long-horned beetle

After doing some preliminary searches, I came to the conclusion that the insect you see in the images is a long-horned beetle. It's possible that it's the Titanic longhorn, which would make it one of the largest beetles in South America. Cleuson spotted it in the forest yesterday as he rode his bicycle to the Bosque. Knowing that we had the Amizade Volunteers coming for a tour, he captured the insect for a showing at the reception center. Everybody got pictures of the giant. When we returned from out walk, it had left the center, hopefully for the woods.

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