Subject: What’s this beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Northern New Jersey, USA
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
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.