Subject: Borer Beattie?
Location: Warrenton, va
June 24, 2017 6:52 am
We found this bug on a family adventure today. Can you help us identify?
Signature: brooks family

White Oak Borer, we believe

Dear Brooks family,
You are correct that this is a Borer Beetle, and it is a Flatfaced Longhorn in the subfamily Lamiinae.  We believe we have correctly identified it as a White Oak Borer,
Goes tigrinus, thanks to Arthur Evans excellent book Beetles of Eastern North America, and we verified that by matching your individual to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Widespread, but uncommon in e US (TX-FL-NY-MI)” and “Very uncommonly collected although widespead and reportedly an important pest of all oaks in the white oak group.”

Location: Warrenton, Virginia

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