Subject: What is This Bug?
Location: Melbourne, FL
June 23, 2017 5:49 am
I saw this bug while working this morning, June 23rd in Melbourne, FL. His antennae are so long and is very interesting looking. I tried looking him up online but couldn’t find a similar picture. I was wondering if you had any information as I could not find any.
Thanks to Arthur Evans’ book Beetles of Eastern North America and BugGuide, we were able to identify your Longicorn as Acanthocinus obsoletus. According to BugGuide they feed on: “Bark of dead or dying pine.”