Zebra Longhorn - A Longhorn in Alabama

I like this insect. What's not to like? It is big. It has bumblebee colors- yellow and black. It has large orange legs- and giant antannae. And it doesn't bite. Its fuzzy. Its cool.

What we have here is a Zebra Longhorn. (Typocerus zebra for you scientific types.) It is in the Coleoptera or Beetle family. It was named by Olivier in 1795.

The larvae of this insect lives in decaying pine stumps (http://bugguide.net/node/view/2957). The adult Zebra Longhorn is thought to feed on flower pollen and/or nectar.


Steve said...

Its like you are living Animal Crossing by collecting these bugs...albeit photos.