Subject: Unidentified bug on sheet hanging on clothesline
Geographic location of the bug: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Time: 02:55 AM EDT
Please can anyone id this bug? Thank you
How you want your letter signed: Kathy Shivel
This is a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and our money is on it being an introduced species. We quickly located this image of the Coptops aedificator on the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery where its range is listed as: “Arabia, Africa, S. Helena, S. Thomé, Cabo Verde, Madagascar, Comores, Seychelles, Mauritius, Ceylon, India, Andaman. Introduced in China (Taiwan) and Hawaii.” Previously we have identified the Albizia Longhorned Beetle in Hawaii.