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a new pet?
In early July, we took this closeup of a bug in our Kansas backyard and then couldn’t find him (or his kin) again until today (9/6). This bug is about the size of a half dollar. The girls were so excited to see him again, they wanted to keep it as a pet! That is until all of a sudden we found out surprisingly that the bug has wings and flew away! What type of bug is this, and can we expect it to stick around?
Cindy

Hi Cincy,
Most of our reports of Cottonwood Borers come from Texas and Oklahoma. This distinctive looking beetle is not to be confused with any other in the U.S.

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