Wild Florida Photo - Spalacopsis sp. - A flat-faced longhorn beetle

Spalacopsis sp.

A flat-faced longhorn beetle

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 08/10/13
Volusia Co. FL 08/10/13

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This insect was seen on a red spiderling plant near the Atlantic Ocean in Volusia County.
After receiving a hint from a BugGuide.net contributor that this insect looks like a member of the Spalacopsis genera of flat-faced longhorn beetles, I thought that it looked most like Spalacopsis filum subsp. rostulatum. More recently one of the BugGuide experts tentatively identified it as Spalacopsis stolata, with S. suffusa as an alternative possibility.


Spalacopsis sp. is a member of the Cerambycidae - Longhorned beetles family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net info page for this species

Date record last modified: Aug 11, 2021

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