Is the Ceiba borer insect, Euchroma gigantea, pictured in Classic Maya art or mentioned in myths?. If examined with a stereoscan electron microscope, the surface of the elytra of Euchroma gigantea L. shows a considerable amount of small indented scales. The giant metallic ceiba borer, Euchroma giganteum, is native to the Nearctic and . org/​giant-metallic-ceiba-borer/​euchroma-gigantea/​image-G

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Since the insect has a beautiful flowing surface, it is also called the Jewel Beetle or Metallic Ceiba Borer. Shellfish, rivers and lakes. Biodiversity Hotspots – Atlantic Forest: They can sometimes be found sunning themselves on trees, while their movements are sluggish unless alarmed. In insects, the three segments between the head and the abdomen, each of which has a pair of legs.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Accessed February 03, at https: There are a few from Tepeu 2 period. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The pronotum has a dark spot on each side. View all coordinates using: The surfaces of the elytra have a wrinkled texture 3 5and in newly emerged adults they are covered with a yellowish, waxy powder, which later wears off 5.


Scorpions technically are not insects but their images appear on Classic Maya ceramic art and as eccentric flints or eccentric obsidians as offerings underneath stelae.

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The beetles have wing giganttea, called elytra, which are covered with metallic purplish blue bumps and occasionally will contain a green or slight reddish color. It is called the Mexican Honey Wasp. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Also known as ceiba borer beetle, giant metallic ceiba borer beetle, jewel beetle, jewel scarab beetle. If you are able to help please contact: Amazonas, Bagua Chica gigantew. The Highland Tzeltal Maya reportedly eat this insect Grzimek, but no citationbut they are primarily in Highland Chiapas.

The bright colours of this species may play a role in camouflage or communication 8. But the day before Christmas someone in our group noticed a relatively large insect crawling around the kitchen out on a dock, over the Rio Dulce.

Euchroma gigantea

Harpy eagle Harpia harpyja. This species is the largest in the Buprestidae family.


gigntea As larvae, they spend up to two years of their lifetime in the tree that they are laid in, until they are capable of flight. Next time we will try to get better photos we had only a towel as a backdrop! But butterflies are rarely found in Mayan art. Schwab, Typical lifespan Status: By using this site, eucchroma agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The beetles frequently visit flowers, and various other deciduous trees or large shrubs, where they feed on pollen.

Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

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Wasps come in gigqntea size from normal to gigantic. The adult beetles are usually seen walking or flying around the trunks of the trees 3 5. Plus the color and iridescent effect is quite noticeable and surely the Maya would have been attracted to this insect.