The Fig Tree Borer – Neoptychodes trilineatus

We discovered a new insect on our balcony and learned that it is the male Fig tree borer - Neoptychodes trilineatus (Linnaeus, 1771). The Fig tree borer (Neoptychodes trilineatus) is a species of flat-faced longhorn beetles, in the family Cerambycidae, and subfamily Lamiinae; it has three white longitudinal bands (hence its Latin name - trilineatus). The … Continue reading The Fig Tree Borer – Neoptychodes trilineatus

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The Jamaican Green Lizard And Why Some Jamaicans Are Afraid Of It

Today's photos show a Jamaican green lizard on a tree trunk; it is also called the green anole, Jamaican giant anole (Anolis garmani), and the Jamaican crested anole. I read that the Jamaican green lizard will eat insects and other small lizards, as well as some vegetal matter [source: http://eol.org]. It is found mostly in the West Indies. Some … Continue reading The Jamaican Green Lizard And Why Some Jamaicans Are Afraid Of It

Photos: The Gymnetis Lanius Beetle On Moringa Blossoms

Today's photos are of the Jamaican News Bug (Gymnetis lanius beetle) on the blossoms of the Moringa oleifera (Miracle Tree). View of its back. The four black spots on the thorax are diagnostic for this Scarabaeidae family specie of beetles. View of its bottom I read that this beetle is endemic to Jamaica, and because … Continue reading Photos: The Gymnetis Lanius Beetle On Moringa Blossoms