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Subject: Black And White Beetle?
Location: Bulverde, Texas
October 6, 2014 5:19 pm
What’s that bug,
I found this little guy crawling up the outside wall of my house in Bulverde, Texas in early October. He was about 1-2 inches long, six legs, black and white pattern on his body. I was just wondering what he might be and thought these photos might be helpful to you.
Thanks!
Signature: Kelsey

Ironclad Beetle

Ironclad Beetle

Dear Kelsey,
This Ironclad Beetle,
 Zopherus nodulosus, gets its common name because of its extremely hard, nearly impenetrable exoskeleton.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Bulverde, Texas

4 Responses to Ironclad Beetle

  1. Sunny says:

    I found one of these in my garden today, too, in San Antonio–a beautiful bug!

  2. Brian says:

    A friend of mine just found one of these on her porch. In Irving,TX.

  3. Connie L. Hute says:

    My housekeeper found one crawling on her front porch in McGregor, Tx.

  4. Mike Ziegler says:

    Found one in my garage

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