Subject: Las Vegas Bug
Location: North Las Vegas
June 17, 2012 8:17 pm
I found this in my backyard. My dogs mistook it for a wood chip. What is it?
This is surely an unusual looking beetle, and we are not even certain how to classify it. It has many characteristics of a Long Horned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, but the body more closely resembles that of a Metallic Borer Beetle in the family Buprestidae. We are going to post this as unidentified and continue to search for its identity though we suspect the dog might be right. We wish your photo had more details.
Eric Eaton responds with a correction
LOL! That is most definitely a cockroach
Wood or ceramic?