Chlorida festiva

Longhorned Beetle

Chlorida festiva, Longhorned Beetle, Cerambycinae

Family: Cerambycidae

Subfamily: Cerambycinae

Length: 19 - 28 mm

Linnaeus described this large and striking species in 1758. It can be found in the West Indies and from Mexico south to Argentina. Though recorded from south Florida at least once some years ago, it does not appear to be part of the state's established fauna.

Chlorida festiva is associated with legumes (Fabaceae).

The four other species of Chlorida are also Neotropical; all have spines along the margins of the pronotum and modest spines at the tips of the elytra. They have coarse facets of the compound eyes.

Members of this genus are nocturnal. Another member of the genus illustrated on this site is Chlorida cincta.

Photo data: 7 June 2009. Pico Bonito National Park, Atlántida department, Honduras.