Subject:  Bug that bit son
Geographic location of the bug:  Lebanon jct.  KY.
Date: 08/03/2018
Time: 12:02 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What type of bug is this?
How you want your letter signed:  Bill A.

Ivory Marked Beetle

Dear Bill,
This is an Ivory Marked Beetle,
Eburia quadrigeminata, and like many other members of the Longhorned Borer Beetle family Cerambycidae, it does have powerful mandibles that it will use to defend itself, however it has no venom nor poison, so it is actually quite harmless.  Unless someone has extremely thin skin, we highly doubt a bite would even break the skin, but your query did not include many details.  We would probably describe the “bite” as more of a pinch.  According to BugGuide:  “Notorious for emerging from furniture after as many as 10-40 yrs .”

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond and you are correct it was a strong pinch it emerged from the couch in the room where he was at he is fine mostly scared him we will release it outside today again thank you so much

Location: Lebanon Junction, Kentucky

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