Monochrome Beetle
Location: Bremerton, Washington
August 24, 2011 10:47 pm
Dear Bugman,
I walked out my front door one cool September evening, and found this curious bug sitting on the walkway. I thoroughly enjoyed the coloring and and shape of the bug, so I took a picture. Now I find myself very curious as to what kind of beetle this is. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Signature: Stephen

Banded Alder Borer

Hi Stephen,
We almost didn’t look at your request because we have more mail than we can handle and we choose by title.  Monochrome means one color and we had visions of this being an out of focus image of a brown beetle found in the kitchen cupboard, so we were pleasantly surprised when we opened the digital photo file.  This beauty is a Banded Alder Borer, however, in California it is known as the California Laurel Borer.

Location: Washington

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