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Name of a bug or beetle?
Location: NE Ohio
August 8, 2011 9:26 pm
Dear Bugman, I recently had a beetle or bug climbing on the inside of our screen and was able to capture and release it but was curious as to what type of beetle or bug it was. Can you help me identify it, please? Thanks for any help you can give!
Signature: Sherilyn Gisinger

Hermit Flower Beetle

Hi Sherilyn,
This is a Hermit Flower Beetle,
Osmoderma eremicola, though we much prefer its other common name, Odor of Leather Beetle, because, according to BugGuide, it gives off a “strong odor of ‘Russian Leather’.”

Thanks! I had never heard of or seen a beetle this large before and I appreciate the information! Now I’m off to research it a bit more now that I know what it is! 🙂  Sherilyn

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