Subject: What is this thing??
Location: south texas
October 23, 2014 2:26 pm
I only see these at night and there are tons of them!! They look evil!
Signature: Hannah Gohlke
This is one of the Flatfaced Longhorn Beetles in the subfamily Lamiinae, and we will try to determine the species for you. We will check with Eric Eaton to see if he recognizes you beetle.
Eric Eaton Responds
Yes, I believe it is the Huisache Girdler:
Species Oncideres pustulata – Huisache Girdler – BugGuide.Net
Ed. NOte: According to BugGuide: “Primary hosts: Leucaena lveruienta – Tepeguaje; Acacia farnesiana – Huisache; Albizia julibrissin – Mimosa; Will also girdle mesquite, retama, ebony and citrus.