What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Fuzzy antenna beetle
Location: Lorain, Ohio
September 23, 2014 12:34 pm
I found this beetle flying around my porch. There was another one (I’m guessing female, due to its lack of fan-like antenna) sitting on the side of my house.
The back of their abdomen is orange.
It is currently early autumn.
Signature: Candice

Male Cedar Beetle

Male Cedar Beetle

Dear Candice,
We are very excited about your submission.  WE believe you have documented images of both a male and female Cedar Beetle,
Sandalus niger, an identification we verified on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, they are found “Mostly: Sept-Oct” and “Larvae probably feed on Cycada nymphs. Adults very short lived.”

Female Cedar Beetle

Female Cedar Beetle

Female Cedar Beetle

Female Cedar Beetle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Loraine, Ohio

2 Responses to Male and Female Cedar Beetles

  1. Matt Downing says:

    The black bug is actually the female. I have a video I’d like to send you of the two bugs procreating.

    • bugman says:

      The male Cedar Beetle has much more developed antennae. You may send your video by using our standard submission form that can be reached by clicking the Ask WTB? icon on our site.

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