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Photo#2120056
Longhorn beetle? seen in Costa Rica.

Longhorn beetle? seen in Costa Rica.
Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
I know this is from Costa Rica, but it probably can be found in Mexico as well. I assume this is a longhorn beetle, cousin to the Tufted Longhorn Beetle, but I don’t know and I’m hoping you can help.

Frassed
Moved from Longhorn Beetles.

Correct locality?
So just to be clear, this beetle was found and photographed in Costa Rica and not in Virginia, correct?

The reason I ask is that the range covered by BugGuide is limited to arthropods found in North America north of Mexico. There are only two exceptions to this. There is a set of pages for Hawaiian bugs, although it's still unclear whether these will ever be included in the main guide. Sometimes photos from other regions are included as placeholders for species that can also be found in the BugGuide region. According to Bob's post below, this species isn't likely to be found here.

Photos of arthropods from outside the range of BugGuide are generally frassed (i.e., removed from the guide). Before I do this, I wanted to clarify where the specimen was photographed. Also, I had to say that this is a gorgeous photograph of a stunning beetle. I know from other emails this morning that I'm not the only one who appreciates you for sharing it here.

 
Frass
I’m glad you all could help me identify this insect. It looked like a fairy with outstretched arms when flying. Sorry the photo has to be deleted. It was seen in Costa Rica, the land of amazing insects.

 
Thanks...
I might suggest that this image be reposted by Ivgraham on iNaturalist - too nice a pic to just frass, and that site is global in scope...

This is
Cosmisoma titania in the Rhopalophorini. Not sure where exotic species go on here, if there is a gallery for them at all. It appears that it occurs only as far north as Nicaragua according to Bezark's catalog:
http://bezbycids.com/byciddb/wbycidview.asp?tribe=Rhopalophorini&w=n

 
Forgot to add...
what a beautiful creature!!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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