Calocosmus magnificus

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Ordo: Coleoptera
Familia: Cerambycidae
Genus: Calocosmus


Calocosmus magnificus FisherWikispecies linkPensoft Profile


This large species is easily recognized by its striking, bold red or orange coloration with black maculae on the elytra and pronotum. It is the only species with the apical black macula of the elytron restricted to less than the apical one-eighth, a small, humeral macula, and the pronotum dorsally with three small, dark maculae (one at center, and one at each side of center). The postmedial black macula can range in size from a spot less than half the width of the elytron to a transverse band extending the full width of the elytron.


This is perhaps the most strikingly colored Calocosmus known. In life, specimens have a vivid red color with bold, black maculae. Unfortunately, this fades to pale orange or yellow in most pinned specimens. This species was described from Haiti, and recorded herein from the Dominican Republic for the first time.

New distributional data

Dominican Republic, Pedernales Province, 13 May 2010, 1 km N. of Banano, Rio Molito, 18°09.256'N, 71°45.384'W, 290 m, Kelvin Guerrero (1 specimen, USNM); Dominican Republic, Pedernales Province, 25 km N. Cabo Rojo, 18°06.769'N, 71°37.245'W, 679 m, Kelvin Guerrero (1 specimen, USNM); Dominican Republic: Pedernales, Sierra de Baoruco, Aceitillar, 23.6 km NE Pedernales, 18°09'23"N, 71°34'09"W, 1560 m., 14 June 2003, C. Young, J. Rawlins, C. Nunez, R. Davidson, P. Acevedo, M. de la Cruz, open pine forest with grassland, hand collected sample 42142, Carnegie Museum Specimen Number 318,968 (1 specimen, CMNH).

Taxon Treatment

  • Lingafelter, S; 2013: Hispaniolan Hemilophini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) ZooKeys, 258: 53-83. doi