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Subject: What type of larvae
Location: Northern ca
June 26, 2016 6:04 pm
Found this while splitting fire wood. Pine tree. Tree was dead. Mendocino national forest calif.
6/26/16
Signature: Not sure

Longicorn Pupa

Longicorn Pupa

This is the pupa of a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, but we cannot confirm the species.  You can compare your image to this BugGuide image.

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Subject: Can’t Identify
Location: Montrose, Pennsylvania
June 27, 2016 10:46 am
Hi! I live in a rural, farm rich area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I found this flying insect on my deck steps. At first, I thought it was dead but after a few pictures, it flew away. I’ve never seen one before & couldn’t find an exact match to identify it. Would you happen to know what it is? P.S., this was found on a rainy, warm June day when the farmers next door were bailing hay~ Thank you!
Signature: Amy M. Newhart

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Amy,
This is a Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae, and while we are not certain of the species, it does appear as though it might be
Platydracus maculosus based on this BugGuide image.

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Subject: What is this
Location: Connecticut
June 27, 2016 5:17 pm
Hi…my cousin found this bug on her mother’s driveway and wants to know what it is, hope you can help. Thank you
Signature: Sarah

Female Broad-Necked Root Borer

Female Broad-Necked Root Borer

Dear Sarah,
This is a female Broad-Necked Root Borer and her ovipositor is showing.

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Subject: North Dakotan Beetle
Location: Theodor Roosevelt National Park
June 26, 2016 8:36 am
A beetle stumbled upon my campsite in June. It was night and attracted to my lantern. I was located by Medora, in the badlands of North Dakota.
Just curious on what it may be. My thoughts are Grapevine Hoplia?
Signature: Dan

Goldsmith Beetle

Goldsmith Beetle

Dear Dan,
This beautiful beetle is a Goldsmith Beetle,
Cotalpa lanigera.

Oh that is amazing! Thank you for the reply. Your awesome.

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Subject: Iron Clad Beetle?
Location: Angeles National Forest
June 26, 2016 1:25 am
Dear Bugman,
I found this guy at Wildwood picnic area in Angeles National Forest, located just north of Sunland, CA. I was wondering if I have correctly identified this insect as an “Iron Clad Beetle.” This bug had a pecular way of playing dead when I picked it up and gently placed it on my notebook for a better shot.
Signature: Jessica Chortkoff

Ironclad Beetle

Ironclad Beetle

Dear Jessica,
We agree that you have properly identified your Ironclad Beetle.  Because we wanted to be able to provide as much detail in the insect in the posting, we were forced to crop the image, meaning your name has been cropped out. 

Dear Bugman (Professor Marlos),
Feel free to crop my photos as needed. I put my name on them so nobody on facebook can steal them and use them as their own. I hope all is well at LACC. I had a really rough year and am spending my time working on a film about Angeles Forest. As I catalog the various insects I find there I plan to share some more photos soon, but will try to not overwhelm your site with too many at a time. -Jessica

Hi Jessica,
We didn’t realize that was you writing.  The different surname through us.  Good luck with your film and we hope things get better for you.  The award winning Collegian Times Magazine did quite well this past year thanks to your contributions.

 

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Subject: Beetle with Fan Antennae?
Location: Burlington County, NJ
June 24, 2016 7:10 pm
Hello, I was swimming in my pool today when I saw a fairly large sized beetle struggling i the water. I turned on my light to see it better and it was like no beetle I had seen before. I was wondering if you could shed some light on it since insectidentification.org failed me.
Signature: Thanks, Connor

Lined June Beetle

Variegated June Beetle

Dear Conner,
We are sorry to hear that insectidentification.org failed you.  What’s That Bug? delivers.  This is a Lined June Beetle in the genus Polyphylla, and we believe it might be
Polyphylla variolosa, the Variegated June Beetle, based on images posted to BugGuide.  The Variegated June Beetle is found in New Jersey, according to data on BugGuide.

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