Subject:  Porchlight
Geographic location of the bug:  Fredericksburg Va
Date: 07/19/2018
Time: 01:55 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this tiny bug late summer last year beneath the porch light at night.  It was smaller than my little finger nail. i wondered if it was an immature ….something.  It was high on the door and this was the only vantage point I could get without pulling out a ladder…
How you want your letter signed:  swarner

Longhorned Borer Beetle: Obrium maculatum

Hi again swarner,
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and with the assistance of Arthur V. Evans book Beetles of Eastern North America, we identified it as
Obrium maculatum which we verified with this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Attracted to UV lights; common.”  According to Arthur V. Evans in his book, larval hosts include oak, pecan, hawthorn, river birch, black cherry and hackberry.

Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia

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