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

Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle

Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle

Dear Adam,
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.”

Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle

Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

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