What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Wesley,
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.

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Asheville, North Carolina

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