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What’s this bug??
Hello Bugman!
I have attached two photos of an insect that I would like to have identified. I am in Chicago, Illinois. I have recently noticed this particular species (with moderate frequency) on my wooden porch. Is it some type of termite, or something else entirely? Just wondering if we have to be worried! Thanks in advance,
John in Chicago

Hi John,
This is a Soldier Beetle, Trypherus latipennis. We found it on BugGuide.

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