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Subject: Flying beatle? Looks like bark.
Location: Western Oregon
July 7, 2017 6:40 pm
My husband found this bug just hanging out on a rag he had set on the back porch by our garage. I’ve googled “flying bug that looks like bark”. Looked at images…etc. I am not a bug expert, it’s hard for me to tell what this is, and I can’t find my insect identifier book. Can you help? Seems it’d be easy for someone with some knowledge. 🙂
Signature: Laura W

Western Dobsonfly

Dear Laura,
This is really a wonderful image of NOT a Beetle, but rather a Fishfly, which we identified as
Neohermes californicus on BugGuide.  Charles Hogue calls this species the Western Dobsonfly.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Western Oregon

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