Subject: What bug is it?
Location: Pinellas Park Florida
October 1, 2016 8:17 pm
Can you please tell me what kind of bug thus is?
Signature: Adam Bradley
This is a Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle, Trachyderes mandibularis, a species described on BugGuide as “Distinctive, but variable.” Texas Entomology lists host plants as: “Celtis sp. – Hackberry, Ficus sp. – Ficus, Tamarix gallica – French tamarisk” while BugGuide has a totally different list of host trees: “Citrus, Parkinsonia, Salix, Celtis.”