Subject: Unknown Bug
Geographic location of the bug: Eastern Iowa
Time: 10:48 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I was wondering if you could help me identify this beetle? It flew while making a loud buzzing noise and appeared mostly white in color. Thank you!
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Though lighter in color than most individuals, we believe this is a Goldsmith Beetle. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison. We will be postdating your submission to go live to our site during the middle of June when our editorial staff is away from the office on holiday.