Order: Coleoptera. Family: Cerambycidae. Species: Acrocinus longimanus.
Distribution: South Mexico to Brazil.
Size: Up to 76 mm (3 inches) in length.
Diet: Tree sap.
The species name "longimanus" is a Latin reference to the extremely long forelegs of the beetle. On a male, the front legs are longer than the entire body of the beetle. These legs are used to attract females and navigate tree branches.
3 Pentatomid Bugs:
Order: Hemiptera. Family: Pentatomidae. Common names include stink bug and shield bug.
Distribution: Found everywhere except Antarctica.
Diet: Herbivore, eats foliage. Some species are considered pests because of the damage they cause to crops.
Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/708166/harlequin-beetle ///
Iowa State University Department of Entomology, Bug Guide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/182
University of Florida
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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