Subject: Longhorn Beetle?
Location: Williams, Arizona
September 5, 2015 1:34 pm
At first I thought this was a milkweed bug. The more I look at it I’m thinking it’s some sort of longhorn beetle. I can’t find any pictures on the web that match. Can you help? Photo was taken around Sept. 2 in Williams, Arizona. Thanks.
This is a Soldier Beetle in the genus Chauliognathus, and the closest match we could find on BugGuide is the Colorado Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus basalis, which is not reported from Arizona, but from nearby New Mexico. Chauliognathus deceptus also looks very close, and BugGuide does report it from Arizona.