Big Fat Juicy Fella! They’re counting on me!
Location: Phoenix, AZ
March 29, 2011 10:39 am
My aunt and some co-workers found this big guy hanging out on a Bougainvillea bush in Phoenix, AZ yesterday 3/28/2011 in the afternoon after trimming abush. She called me and asked ” Whats this bug?” I’ll send you a pic. 🙂 So, here I am, trying to fulfill my neice-ly duties. I love this website so much, and visit it every day… Almost. It REALLY TRULY, helped me completely and utterly squash my fear of bugs! I am completely enthused, and interested in them all, especially spoders, go figure. Anyways, thanks for this great site, and for helping scared peeps like me grow a passion for the little creatures of our world!
This is a Roundheaded Borer, the larva of a beetle in the family Cerambycidae or Bycids for slang. The adults are known as Longicorns, Capricorns, and Longhorned Beetles. See BugGuide for some comparable photos. We wonder if there is a Bycid Larva that feeds on bougainvillea.