Subject: A beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Time: 07:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello! I found this lil beauty when I was out with family…I couldn’t get many photos.. I am unsure what it is? But I do believe it’s a beetle of some sort!
How you want your letter signed: Lily, P
Dear Lily, P,
This is a Cabbage Palm Longhorn, Osmopleura chamaeropis, and we identified it on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on Cabbage Palmettos (Sabal palmetto) in Florida” and “This species is rarely collected but can be locally abundant (Turnbow & Hovore 1979).”