Long Antenna beetle
Location: San Diego, CA
December 2, 2010 4:33 pm
I found this beetle on the outside of a trash can in our warehouse. Our office would love to know about this guy. We released him back into the ”wild”, but not with getting a picture of his smiling face first! I thought maybe he came in on a shipment of flowers. He was found during the day, in Southern California in the cool part of early December (highs in the 60s, lows in the 30-40s).
Signature: Thanks! Melinda
Your beetle is one of the Long Horned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae. It is a Eucalyptus Borer, an insect that was accidentally introduced from Australia. Its larvae feed exclusively on wood of eucalyptus trees, another introduced species in California.