Subject: Hellboy Beetle?
Location: Central AZ
July 9, 2013 9:38 pm
Hi! I cannot for the life of me identify this beetle and am hoping you can please help. I’ve seen similar, but not exact, beetles online (i.e. long horned Flower beetle?). There was also a random post from a couple who were trying to identify this same beetle in Ecuador. My photo was taken at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona; about 90 minutes NE of Phoenix. It flies and there were a few others, but not many. It was very hot out as this pic was taken last weekend, 07/05/2013. Thank you!
Signature: Jen GC
This is sure a beautiful Long Jawed Longhorn, Trachyderes mandibularis. According to BugGuide: “Hosts: Citrus, Parkinsonia, Salix (4), Celtis (Hovore et al. 1987).” We also have this posting regarding a beetle from Ecuador.