Callipogon (Orthomegas) cinnamomeus

Cinnamon Prionid

Callipogon cinnamomeus, Cinnamon Prionid Beetle, Cerambycidae

Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Prioninae

Genus: Callipogon

Subgenus: Orthomegas

Length: 38 - 85 mm


Linnaeus described this species in 1758.

Adult Callipogon cinnamomeus are most commonly encountered in April through September. Hequet (1996) noted that unlike the males, females of this species are rarely attracted to lights.

Photo location: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana.

Countries with records of this species include Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.

Callipogon cinnamomeus, Longhorned Beetle image from French Guiana

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