Is the Ceiba borer insect, Euchroma gigantea, pictured in Classic Maya art or mentioned in myths?. If examined with a stereoscan electron microscope, the surface of the elytra of Euchroma gigantea L. shows a considerable amount of small indented scales. The giant metallic ceiba borer, Euchroma giganteum, is native to the Nearctic and . org/​giant-metallic-ceiba-borer/​euchroma-gigantea/​image-G

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Giant metallic ceiba borer biology The giant metallic ceiba borer has been recorded breeding between December and March 4when the female lays eggs on a woody plant or rotting stump 2 5 8. In the larval stage,they feast on the decomposing parts of the trees in which they were hatched in.

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They can sometimes be found sunning themselves on trees, while their movements are sluggish unless alarmed. Some studies have recorded the giant metallic ceiba borer mating in August, the males apparently attracting females using a clicking sound produced by the elytra 9.

The female beetle will lay her eggs in rough bark after chewing a shallow hole into the bark. But other people have commented that it looks like pollen which has stuck to a sticky surface. Ants, leaf-cutting Cochineal insects, Dactylopius coccus. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Gigwntea eggs will be laid in 4 groups of 10 eggs on one plant.


Euchroma giganteum giant metallic ceiba borer Facebook. Blue-capped hummingbird Eupherusa cyanophrys. My goal is to escape Christmas parties and escape excess alcohol and to spend giganrea time learning about plants, insects, birds, flowers that are part of the Maya world. If you are able to help please contact: Victorian Naturalist To make these sounds, they use their elytra, the hard fore-wing of the beetle. In other words, Central and South America.

In the future we will work at finding the larvae, reported to be unexpectedly long! Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Eggs are laid in late summer in trees or stumps. But the day before Christmas someone in our group noticed a relatively large insect crawling around the kitchen out on a dock, over the Rio Dulce.

The giant metallic ceiba borer is widespread across Central and South America, occurring giganteea Mexico to Brazil and Argentina giagntea 3 5.


Instars Development stages of an immature insect. Nichols, ; Sutherland, This species is featured in the Atlantic forest eco-region. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Beetles are found mainly on Tepeu 1 painted bowls and small vases of the Peten area.

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An amazing insect in Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, and Honduras This discussion is about an insect which has a glowing jewel-like surface.


Andrew Stewart Publishing, Inc. There are typically two dark, round spots on the pronotum. When we approached the tree it moved higher up, so either it has excellent eyesight or other manner of sensing presence of people.

Butterflies are common in the murals and ceramics of Teotihuacan, including Teotihoid style incense burners from the Costa Sur of Guatemala.

It is called the Mexican Honey Wasp. A euchhroma of larval hosts records for Australian jewel beetles. Views Read Edit View history. Negative The diet of the metallic ceiba borer consists mainly of plant matter. They will also secrete a yellow wax to protect them from the sun and hold moisture in their body.

Atlantic forest A highly biodiverse region found along the east coast of South America, comprising several different vegetation types, including high-altitude grassland, and lowland and montane forest.

Conch Bi-valve Spondylus Shells as origin of dye Shells as jewelry. Since the Ceiba pentandra tree is sacred to the Classic Maya, and since the Maya picture sacred insects, it is logical to ask if a ceiba-related insect is one of the euchrom Maya beetles?