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Subject: Beetle in Yosemite
Location: Yosemite National Forest,
July 19, 2017 5:18 pm
I was hiking up to sentinel dome when I noticed this beetle resting upon this grouping of small flowers. I cannot seem to to find this type of beetle on any identification chart.
Signature: I’m not sure what this means

Flower Longhorn

This is a Flower Longhorn in the subfamily Lepturinae, but we have not been able to quickly identify the species.  We are posting your submission as unidentified and we will continue to research this matter.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to comment and provide an identification.

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Subject: Big beetle
Location: Lee’s Summit, MO
July 18, 2017 3:10 pm
What is this? It jumps like a click beetle.
Signature: Sandy Wilson

Eyed Elater

Dear Sandy,
“It jumps like a click beetle” because it is a Click Beetle.  The Eyed Elater is the largest North American Click Beetle.

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Subject: Brown Beetle on my Screen porch
Location: Piedmont region, Apex, NC
July 18, 2017 7:53 pm
I found this beauty on my screen porch after a rain, it is about 1.5 inches long with the most interesting antennae. I cannot find a decent key that tells me more than that it is a beetle which I guesses. 71degrees F suburban piedmont NC Semi-wooded lot next to pasture land.
Signature: Debi

Tile Horned Prionus

Dear Debi,
The spectacular antennae identify this as a male Tile Horned Prionus, and according to BugGuide:  “Huge longhorn, dark brown and shining. Antennae have 18-20 overlapping segments (male).  Female has 16-18 serrated segments. Other eastern Prionus have 12-13 antennal segments.”  BugGuide also states:  “On mid-summer nights, these hit lighted windows so hard at my house in Durham, North Carolina, that I fear the glass will break. Seems that mostly males come to lights.”

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Subject: Large striped beetle in Montana
Location: NW Montana, USA
July 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Found two of these large (a little more than an inch long) striped beetles at a service station in the Flathead Valley near larch and pine forest in NW Montana. Probably drawn in by lights the night before. Can you help me ID?
Signature: Dorinda Troutman

LIned June Beetle

Dear Dorinda,
This is a Lined June Beetle in the genus
Polyphylla, but we are not comfortable providing a species name as there are many similar looking members of the genus, and BugGuide, our favorite source for North American identifications, is currently unavailable.

I very much appreciate your prompt reply with an answer. My husband told me it was a June beetle when I showed him the photo yesterday, and I had seen somewhat similar ones, but not exactly the same, on your website. My beetle did not show antennae and its head and body were two different colors. I’m happy with the general name.
Thank you again,
Dorinda Troutman

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Subject: Some pics to share!
Location: Sunderland UK, NY USA, IN USA
July 16, 2017 6:15 pm
Hello Bug Peeps! I thought I’d share some really lovely shots I got of some awesome specimens! You are probably the only people who will appreciate them, heh. The first two are spiders but the final one of a beetle was the best shot of all!
The first shot is of the absolute largest house spider I’ve ever seen in my life. I couldn’t get over him/her, just amazing! However it was my bff’s flat in Northern England UK that (s)he was spotted (this was in the spring, I’m thinking (s)he was looking for a mate) and bff was not so keen to have such an impressive guest so we relocated Friend just outside the door, where (s)he more than likely crawled right back inside but whatever, at least bff is not a squoosher.
The second is a much better photo of a really pretty spider hanging out on my bathroom wall in Indiana USA. I looked it up and it is a spitting spider and spits a mixture of webbing and venom on its victims, so basically what Spiderman does but also poison which I think is very clever. I like the spots on the legs. I keep my fingers crossed that it will catch and eat the stupid fruit flies that keep getting in my garbage- they fly at my eyes and are annoying.
The last one is my little friend the Rawrior, some manner of stag beetle or another that was just shuffling along tra la down the sidewalk in upstate New York. Thrilled, as it is to date my one and only sighting of a wild stag beetle, I grabbed my kindle out of my purse and hovered it over the little creature, angling for a good shot. Nervous of the sudden presence of a giant flat rectangular UFO, Rawrior posed spectacularly in this defensive stance, poking its little pinchies toward me and warning me that it didn’t want to be probed, thanks. Can you tell me if it is a boy or a girl beetle? The pinchy bits weren’t massive so I wasn’t sure.
Signature: KLeigh

Antelope Beetle

Dear KLeigh,
Thanks for your enthusiastic letter.  We believe your Stag Beetle is
Dorcus parallelus, commonly called an Antelope Beetle according to BugGuide where it states:  “Larvae feed in decaying stumps and roots of oak, linden, and maple.”  This species does not exhibit some of the extreme sexual dimorphism found in other Stag Beetles, but we believe this is a male.

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Subject: Dark brown/black bug with pincers
Location: Buckinghamshire UK
July 17, 2017 7:10 am
I found this bug in my bedroom by the window, I think it’s a stag beetle but I don’t know for sure…
Signature: C

Female Stag Beetle

Dear C,
You are correct that this is a Stag Beetle.  We believe it is a female Stag Beetle.  They are sexually dimorphic, and Stag Beetles–All they need is love and wood has a nice image depicting a pair.  You might want to consider registering your sighting as indicated here

Female Stag Beetle

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