Moneilema gigas - Cactus Longhorn Beetle
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

The cactus longhorn beetle is a common and conspicuous insect in Arizona during the summer monsoon season.

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson
730m 32º14.3´N 110º58.0´W 
vi.2006. Urban Lot, on Opuntia.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, with a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro lens.