Subject:  Large beetle in W. Montana
Geographic location of the bug:  Outside Missoula, MT
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 12:55 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I’m very sorry to have to send you a “carnage” picture as my first submission but am very curious what kind of insect this is. It was stepped on by someone ahead of us on the trail in early June and is nearly two inches in length.
How you want your letter signed:  Dylan

Western Sculptured Pine Borer

Dear Dylan,
We much prefer images of living Western Sculptured Pine Borers than crushed ones.  We are always amazed that people who claim to enjoy outdoor activities can have so little regard for life.  Here is a BugGuide posting for reference.

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Location: MIssoula, Montana

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