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Camoflaged bug
June 30, 2010
Dear Bugman,
I found this bug crawling around in a ditch, too. It seemed to match the dirt around it. Very slow moving and no larger than an inch long. Any idea what it is? Thanks,
James R
Fairfield, Maine, USA

Ribbed Pine Borer

Hi James,
We do not recognize your beetle, but we are posting your letter and photos while we attempt to identify it.  We are starting with Checkered Beetles in the family Cleridae on BugGuide.

Ribbed Pine Borer

Ed. Note: Thanks to Mardikavana, we now know that this is a Ribbed Pine Borer, Rhagium inquisitor, and it is profiled on BugGuide.

Eric Eaton concurs
Daniel:
Sorry, been out in the field all day (one of the few luxuries of unemployment).
The beetle is the “Ribbed Pine Borer,” Rhagium inquisitor, in the longhorned beetle family Cerambycidae.  I know!  Bears little resemblance to the average ‘bycid!  This species is “holarctic,” meaning it is found in the entire northern hemisphere.
Eric

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One Response to Mystery solved: Ribbed Pine Borer

  1. mardikavana says:

    This is Rhagium inquisitor – Ribbed Pine Borer.

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