long antennaed in apalachicola fl
Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 8:47 AM
Good morning/afternoon, and thank you in advance,
What an amusing and informative site!
This August, we were walking the marsh trail at the NOAA interpretive center in Apalachicola Fl , and noticed this creature on the boardwalk rail…you can note the nailhead for scale. None of us are great photographers, so we got very close, and this little animal waved its antennae, turned around, walked back and forth a bit, giving us a few poses, then abruptly flew off, scaring the daylights out of the person whose nose was inches away. Do you know what this is? Thanks!!!
gulf coast Florida
Apalachicola cottonwood borer!
Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:36 AM
If I had scrolled ALL the way down, I would’ve seen the strikingly similar bug that you identified as a Cottonwood Borer. At least now I think that’s what it is, after also cross-referencing other images with name! Hope you enjoy the pictures, at least…(sent earlier today) …this is a popular bug!
Thanks so much!
gulf coast FL
We are happy to see that you correctly identified your Cottonwood Borer with our website. Your photos are a lovely addition to our archive, especially since this is the first Cottonwood Borer Beetle we have that was not sighted in Oklahoma or Texas.