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moth or not?
Hi,
The black & white moth like thing was near my house in Houston TX and the other on the upper side of the picutre was about 11⁄2 in. long if not longer and came out of the sand pile at the bottom of the picutre. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have 3 kids going in and out of the house and in the back yard. Thanks,
So

Hi There So,
This image is not a moth, but an Eyed Elater, a species of Click Beetle, so named beause of the ability to flip themselves onto their feet if caught on their backs which produces a clicking noise. The flying insect is a Cicada Killer, the subject of countless recent letters, many from Texas, as also the subject of its own information page on our site.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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