Subject:  Strange beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Houston, Texas
Date: 05/31/2018
Time: 03:00 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this guy in my kitchen late at night and I can’t find it on google. It’s driving me INSANE please help!
How you want your letter signed:  Tiffany

Longicorn:  Enaphalodes taeniatus

Dear Tiffany,
We are still working on a species identity for you, but we can tell you this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and it reminds us of a Flat-Faced Longhorn in the subfamily Lamiinae, which is well represented on BugGuide.  The piebald pattern on your beetle is quite distinctive.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide some assistance.

Update:  Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash with a link to BugGuide, we agree that this is an Oak Borer, Enaphalodes taeniatus.

Location: Houston, Texas

3 Responses to Oak Borer

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    Check Enaphalodes taeniatus (Cerambycinae).

  2. Cesar Crash says:

    Check Enaphalodes taeniatus (Cerambycinae).

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