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Subject: unknown insect attacking butterfly
Location: Forest Road 22 at Brice Creek east of Cottage Grove, Oregon
September 22, 2016 3:39 pm
Taking pictures of a Clodius Parnassian butterfly when I saw some winged insect attempting to land on the butterfly’s abdomen. I shooed it away from the butterfly. Later when I was checking my photos I found that I had actually snapped it while it was just about to land on the butterfly. The closest I could come to a partial ID is some kind of carpenter ant. Just don’t know if the size is a match and it is actually something else.
Signature: G Price

Parnassus Butterfly and Beetle

Parnassus Butterfly and Beetle

Dear G Price,
This is some species of Beetle, probably a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae.  Unfortunately, there is not enough detail for us to determine a species.  We do not think it is attaching this lovely Clodius Parnassian, but rather, more of an accidental encounter.  We have so few examples of Parnassian Butterflies on our site.

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Subject: Gray flying bug with stinger
Location: Wilmington NC USA
September 21, 2016 5:52 pm
I live in Wilmington North Carolina and saw this bug in mid September at night.
Signature: Sincerely

Longicorn

Lesser Pine Borer

This is a female Lesser Pine Borer, Acanthocinus nodosus, which we identified thanks to an image in “Beetles of Eastern North America” by Arthur V. Evans, and we verified that identification with this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Medium-sized longhorn beetle, gray with distinctive pattern. Long antennae in both genders, but males have a tuft of hair on the fourth segment (see photo above) and significantly longer antennae than the females. Female has pygidium modified into a tube for ovipositing.”  So, what you thought was a stinger is actually the pygidium that is used by the female to lay eggs.

Awesome!! Thanks so much!!  Now I can brag to my fellow firefighters that I knew what that was!!
Thanks again!
Mike

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Subject: Numerous insects needed identifying for Doe
Location: Scotland
September 20, 2016 1:22 pm
Hello, I am presenting a Doe Presentation on Thursday and need to know the name of some of the insects we saw on our expidition.
Signature: Faithfully?

Longicorn:  Rhagium bifasciatum

Two Banded Longicorn: Rhagium bifasciatum

Dear Faithfully?,
What is a Doe Presentation?  Your third image is of a Two Banded Longicorn that we identified as
Rhagium bifasciatum on FlickR.  Your first image is a Millipede and your other image is too blurry to identify.

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Subject: Flying beetle
Location: Penang Malaysia
September 15, 2016 7:15 pm
Recently when staying in Penang, Malaysia, I was ‘visited’ by this beetle. An interesting colour arrangement and was glad to obtain a photo of it before it flew away. Have tried to identify it but drawn a blank so far. Loved the orange tipped feelers.
Signature: Many thanks, Allen

Longicorn:  Pachyteria dimidiata

Longicorn: Pachyteria dimidiata

Hi Allen,
This gorgeous Longicorn is
Pachyteria dimidiata, a species found in Southeast Asia.  There is a nice image from Thailand on FlickR and it is also depicted on BioLib.

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Subject: id please?
Location: bologna, italy
September 12, 2016 5:27 am
Hi, a friend saw this bug and would like to identify it.
Signature: alexa

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Thank you for submitting your identification request.
Please understand that we have a very small staff that does this as a labor of love. We cannot answer all submissions (not by a long shot). But we’ll do the best we can!

I understand, no problem.  it looks like a kind of wood boring beetle but I can’t find any information on native Italian species.
many thanks and love your site!
alexa

Longicorn:  Morimus funereus

Longicorn: Morimus funereus

Dear Alexa,
You are correct that this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we identified it as
Morimus funereus on the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery.  In a posting from Macedonia earlier this year, we learned it is a Red Listed Species on the IUCN site devoted to threatened species. 

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Subject: Blister beetle
Location: Philippines
September 10, 2016 12:03 am
I’m not sure if this is a blister beetle. Please help me identify the insect. Thank you.
Signature: Paz Santos

Longicorn

Longicorn

Dear Paz,
This is NOT a Blister Beetle, but rather, a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae.  We have not had any luck determining a species.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a species identification.

Karl Identifies the Monkeypod Round-Head Longhorn Beetle
Hi Daniel and Paz Santos:
I believe your longicorn is Xystrocera globosa. Common names include Two-lined Albizia Longhorn and, more colourfully, Monkeypod Round-Headed Longhorn Beetle. I really like the photo. Regards, Karl.

Ed. Note:  Be sure to check out Karl’s new Facebook page of insect macrophotography from northern Manitoba, Canada.

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