Derobrachus geminatus - Palo Verde Borer
Cerambycidae (Prioninae)
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

One of the largest insects in North America is the Palo Verde borer, a two to four inch long cerambycid beetle that causes considerable damage to Palo Verde trees.

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson
730m 32º14.3´N 110º58.0´W Urban Lot, at blacklight 2100hr.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 100mm f2.8 USM macro lens.