Euchroma gigantea is one of the largest of the buprestid beetles hence the Latin name "gigantea" of the species , reaching a length of about 50—80 millimetres 2. Catoxantha and Megaloxantha are among the few other members of the family that reach a comparable size. The body of E. The pronotum has a dark spot on each side.
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Giant Metallic Ceiba Borer (Euchroma gigantea)
In addition to its whopping size cm , its robust, elongated body and hard elytra outer wings are an attractive metallic green with purplish and reddish tinges; however, often this shiny exterior is covered with a yellowish waxy powder coating, most prevalent on newly emerged adults, and wearing off as the beetle ages. Its pronotum prothorax has two distinct large black spots. This species has large eyes and segmented antennae. The larvae of the Giant Ceiba Borer are huge—the cm grub which bores through fallen timber, feeding on decaying wood mostly of the Bombaceae family softwood species including Ceiba, Pseudobombax and Ochroma , but also on Ficus species. They have a special gut bacteria that breaks down cellulose and helps digest wood. Adults are typically found walking around on the surface of tree trunks and thick branches, and they feed on leaves and pollen, frequently visiting flowers.
Giant Ceiba Borer
The giant metallic ceiba borer, Euchroma giganteum , is native to the Nearctic and Palearctic regions. The beetles range from southern Arizona and New Mexico through Mexico. They are also known to live in Brazil and Argentina. Ceiba borers live in warm regions of up to 1, meters in elevation with specifically high numbers found in the Amazon. The larvae are typically found in the soft wood of trees in the Bombacaceae family. The adult beetles are found mostly on acadia branches in arid desert flats on summer days.
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Media in category " Euchroma gigantea " The following 26 files are in this category, out of 26 total. Buprestidae - Euchroma gigantea. Euchroma gigantea Buprestidae Euchroma gigantea - - Peru