Here’s an old friend with a masterful disguise that didn’t fool me or the mites waiting on board for departure. Mimicry among insects is so fascinating, and most often very beautiful. This longhorn beetle, Cerambycidae, is a rare find for me, as I think I’ve only seen one other longhorn mimic — a skinny wasp-suited one in a cactus flower in Florida (which I’m sure I’ll get around to posting one of these days…or years).
Anyway, it’s an ant suit any mimic could be proud of. Please read on, several photos below.