Subject: Large beetle-
Location: Lake Winnipesaukee– Moultonborough NH
August 21, 2016 5:12 pm
Found this guy on our deck today (August 21) on lake winnipesaukee in NH. Wondering what he is. He’s pictured here on my 11 year old’s hand. Set him on a branch of a bush and set him free. Any idea?
Signature: Linda

Odor of Leather Beetle

Odor of Leather Beetle

Dear Linda,
We love the common name Odor Of Leather Beetle, for
Osmoderma eremicola, due to, according to BugGuide:  “[a] strong odor of ‘Russian Leather’.”  It is also called a Hermit Flower Beetle.

Odor of Leather Beetle

Odor of Leather Beetle

Location: Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, New Hampshire

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