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Subject:  Goldsmith Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Missaukee County, Michigan (town of Fife Lake)
Your letter to the bugman:  Found deceased at my mom’s house. Super pearly Goldsmith Beetle! I hope you enjoy the photos. Ali Bridson
How you want your letter signed:  Ali

Goldsmith Beetle

Dear Ali,
Thanks for sending us your excellent images of a deceased Goldsmith Beetle you found at your mother’s house.  The ventral view is not a common view in online documentation.

Goldsmith Beetle

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Subject:  Found in pool skimmer
Geographic location of the bug:  Piedmont, North Carolina
Date: 06/21/2018
Time: 03:43 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  (Forwarding this for a friend who couldn’t get the photos to send)
This was found in a pool skimmer and unfortunately didn’t spring back to life when rescued.
How you want your letter signed:  Kitsa

Female Broad-Necked Root Borer

Dear Kitsa,
This is a female Broad-Necked Root Borer and what appears to be a stinger is actually her ovipositor, an organ used in laying eggs.

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Subject:  Callipogon Barbatus
Geographic location of the bug:  Lake Amatitlan, Guatemala. C.A.
Date: 06/20/2018
Time: 10:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
I got to your wonderful site doing a Google Image Search of a bug we found inside our house. We live waterfront on Lake Amatitlan, about 18 miles (by road) from downtown Guatemala City. I just wanted to share the pictures with you, perhaps you want to use them. Thanks for helping me identify this beetle.
How you want your letter signed:  Manuel Ralda

Callipogon barbatus

Dear Manuel,
Thanks for sending in your wonderful images of what does appear to be
Callipogon barbatus.

Callipogon barbatus

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Subject:  Large egg-laying beetle on fallen tree
Geographic location of the bug:  Pollock Pines, California
Date: 06/20/2018
Time: 07:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Bugman, I spotted this large-ish beetle on a fallen tree, sticking its ovipositor in crevices in the wood.  What is this bug?
How you want your letter signed:  John

Jewel Beetle

Dear John,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, but we are not having any luck determining a species for you.  Do you know what type of tree you sighted it upon?

Hi, Daniel.
Sorry, I wouldn’t have known the tree type but I do have footage of the beetle probing about the wood.Metallic Borer or Jewel beetle – are they bad?
I ask because this photo was taken at a lake where hundreds of dead trees have been cut down apparently due to a beetle invasion
Thanks all the same.
John
Daniel,
I looked about for the beetle responsible for tree deaths at the local lake. It’s a bark beetle.
Although the beetle’s destruction of trees may not be a terrible thing?
Hello again John,
You are correct.  The Bark Beetles are responsible for the tree die-off.  Jewel Beetles have larvae that bore in wood, but they are rarely numerous enough to create a problem. 
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Subject:  beetle ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Banks of Green River in western washington, near Auburn Washington
Date: 06/19/2018
Time: 04:52 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this little guy on the bank of the green river in western Washington (June). Runs very fast, I only got picture while one was stopped. Appears to be tan or gold. What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Larry Silsbee

Northwest Hairy-Necked Tiger Beetle

Dear Larry,
This is a beneficial, predatory Tiger Beetle in the subfamily Cicindelinae, and based on images posted to The Xerces Society and BugGuide, we believe it is the Northwest Hairy-Necked Tiger Beetle,
Cicindela hirticollis siuslawensis.  According to BugGuide:  “Almost always in close association with a body of water i.e., sandy beaches of streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans.”

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Subject:  Unidentified insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Dummerston, VT
Date: 06/19/2018
Time: 08:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Beautiful, motionless, and about an inch and a half long. Who is our dearly departed friend?
How you want your letter signed:  Amara

Northeastern Sculptured Pine Borer

Dear Amara,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and family members often have beautiful colors and are called Jewel Beetles.  Your individual is a Sculptured Pine Borer in the genus
Calcophora, most likely the Northeastern Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora liberta, which we identified on BugGuide where it is described as being:  “from brilliant metallic coppery orange to dull black; extremely variable in size, dorsal sculpturing, and density of ventral setae; readily distinguished by truncate or rounded elytral apices, small size, and usually bright metallic, orange-green color.”

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