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Mystery Picture #65

Mystery Picture #65

R. Bessin, University of Kentucky
Entomology
R. Bessin, University of Kentucky
Entomology
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Novice

Long-horned beetles like this one have antennae that are longer than their own bodies! They get their name from those Texas-style cattle with the really long horns. There are many species of long-horned beetles, and they come in lots of different colors. Some are also very large: some tropical long-horned beetles are over 3 inches long, with antennae over 4 inches long! Check out http://www.uochb.cas.cz/~natur/cerambyx/ for lots of information about European and Asian long-horned beetles, including hundreds of amazing pictures!


Expert

Caterpillars of the Buckeye butterfly aren't known to feed on buckeye leaves. Rather, this butterfly is probably called the Buckeye because the big spots on its wings resemble the shiny seeds that fall from buckeye trees. Buckeye caterpillars actually like to eat small plants like snapdragon and plantain.


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