Subject: What’s this?
Location: Hyde park ny usa
August 11, 2017 6:28 am
Found this on my stove this am
Signature: Howard

Ivory Marked Beetle

Dear Howard,
This is an Ivory Marked Beetle.  According to BugGuide:  “hosts include a wide variety of hardwoods (oak, ash, hickory, locust, chestnut, maple, elm, beech, cherry); larvae bore in heartwood ” and “Notorious for emerging from furniture after as many as 10-40 yrs.”  We suspect this individual found its way indoors because BugGuide also states:  “Attracted to lights.”

Location: Hyde Park, New York

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