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Weird bug from Texas
September 14, 2009
First of all, it is a white bug – which I’ve never seen before, and I’ve lived in Texas more than 5 years, and this is the first time I’ve run across anything that looks remotely like it.
I know that everything is supposed to be bigger in Texas, but this is a rediculously large terminte-looking creature.
Um.. what is it?
BrightKite
Forth Worth, Texas

Ironclad Beetle

Ironclad Beetle

Hello BrightKite,
There should be no confusing the distinctive coloration and pattern of this Ironclad Beetle, Zopherus nodulosus, with any other species.  The coloration of the Cottonwood Borer is similar, but the structural anatomy is strikingly different.  According to BugGuide, this Ironclad Beetle is:  “Endemic to East-Central Texas.

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