Subject: Ava wants to know what’s this alien bug?
Location: San Antonio, TX
May 29, 2012 7:11 pm
My name is Ava I am 7 and I found this bug in our backyard. The bug looks like an aliens and has skin that reflects light.
I hope you have time to tell me what this bug is.
Thank you
Signature: Bug ID for Ava

Bumelia Borer

Dear Ava,
We want you to know that we are very busy right now and we do not have the time to answer all of the letters we are receiving, and we are only able to post one letter to our website this morning, and that letter is your request.  This is a Bumelia Borer, a longhorned borer beetle, and it is the second sighting we received in the last week.  Almost all of the reports of Bumelia Borers come from Texas.  The Bumelia Borer spends its larval stage feeding on the wood of Bumelia, Tupelo and Mulberry trees.  The adults emerge in the late spring.  It really is a beautiful beetle.

We will tell Ava when she comes home from school. She will be very excited.

Location: Texas

One Response to Bumelia Borer

  1. Haha I’m a bumelia.

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