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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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