Attached, photo of an “eyed” black and white beetle on the bark of an Arizona Ash tree, spotted (as it were) in Austin, TX on June 12, 2004. Perhaps an Eastern Eyed click beetle, Alaus oculatus?
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The Eyed Elator is surely a handsome Click Beetle. The scientific name is Alaus zuniatus (we aren’t positive on the spelling of the species name), found in the southwest. Thanks so much for the photo Jim. Keep sending us beauties.