Subject: Weird Bug That Flies and Terrifies
Location: Asheville, NC
June 5, 2015 2:21 pm
I saw this waiting at the bus stop, took a picture because it was entirely unfamiliar. Then it flew away and I shuddered and hoped it wouldn’t return. But it was cool, I just don’t think I want anything to do with it (but I was curious).
Signature: Wesley Stroupe
This is a harmless Rove Beetle, and after scouring through images on BugGuide, we suspect it might be Platydracus immaculatus, which according to BugGuide is: “now infrequently collected over much of its range.” We are postdating you submission to go live during our holiday later in June.