Photo of the Week

Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle
Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle
Plectrura spinicauda, Cerambycidae
Hicks Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2013

This week we have another photo from our recent trip to Harrison Hot Springs. Sara actually found this beetle on a Vine Maple right in our campsite at Hicks Lake. This is not that surprising as this beetle commonly feeds on the new growth of Vine Maple. I really like how this picture highlights how the compound eye is notched around the antennal base in the Cerambycidae. Thanks to Brady Richards for the ID.

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