Subject:  What’s this beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Northern New Jersey, USA
Date: 07/01/2021
Time: 05:28 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My cat found this Beetle on the floor in my house, can you help me ID it? Can’t say I’ve seen this one before. Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  From Joshua Topp

Odor of Leather Beetle

Hi Joshua,
You did not mention if this beetle smelled like leather.  It looks to us like
Osmoderma eremicola which is pictured on BugGuide and which is commonly called the Odor of Leather Beetle because according to BugGuide it has a:  “strong odor of ‘Russian Leather'”.  The Odor of Leather Beetle was our Bug of the Month back in September 2015.

Odor of Leather Beetle

Location: New Jersey

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