July 7, 2010
I found this bug in my back yard and looked it up on your website. Using your recourses, I think I have correctly identified this insect but I think that my photos depict this insect better than the one demonstrated on your website.
If you agree, you’re more than welcome to use them.
North Texas, Euless
Your identification of the Cottonwood Borer, Plectrodera scalator, is correct. We are not certain which of the many photographs posted to our website you are comparing your images to, but the submissions from our readership run the gamut from totally blurry to finely focused and of high resolution. Since the beginning of our site migration last year about this time, we have offered a new feature of being able to enlarge the images posted to our site to a maximum of 800×550 ppi, and all previous images are much smaller files.