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Subject:  What is it?
Geographic location of the bug:  Granada Hills (Los Angeles) CA
Date: 10/03/2018
Time: 02:22 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Would like to know what this bug is and should I worry?
How you want your letter signed:  Helaine

Unknown Longhorned Borer Beetle

Dear Helaine,
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and it looks like the same species Daniel frequently sees at the porch light, but he has not yet identified the species.  Now that your request has arrived, Daniel will spend more time researching its identity.  Based on this BugGuide image, it might be
Paranoplium gracile.  The images of the species on Cerambycidae Catalog appear very different, and look much smaller than the species Daniel has seen.  The species Daniel has seen looks more like Haplidus testaceus which is also pictured on BugGuide.  It is also pictured on Cerambycidae Catalog.

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Subject:  What kind of beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Nova Scotia , Canada
Date: 09/19/2018
Time: 09:21 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My dad snapped a pic if a beetle. I’m trying to figure out the name of it.
How you want your letter signed:  Scott

Sugar Maple Borer

Dear Scott,
This beautiful beetle is a Sugar Maple Borer and they are not very common.

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Subject:  Locust Borer
Geographic location of the bug:  Benton Harbor, MI
Date: 09/18/2018
Time: 05:25 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I know you already have a lot of locust borer pictures, but thought, since your description in one of the pictures starts with “Adult Locust Borers are often found on goldenrod in the autumn”, you would like to see this shot of one sitting in the goldenrod we spotted while we were out walking the dogs….
How you want your letter signed:  pat

Locust Borer

Dear Pat,
We love your image of a Locust Borer on goldenrod and we are thrilled to post it, especially as we just posted another image of a Locust Borer from Washington state, not part of its native range, an expansion made possible because of the cultivation of black locust trees for landscaping and other reasons.

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Subject:  black/green striped beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Walla Walla, WA
Date: 09/18/2018
Time: 09:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, we found this inch-long beetle on a lemongrass plant in our yard.  It’s not in any of our guidebooks.  What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Beetle-befuddled

Locust Borer

Dear Beetle-befuddled,
This is a Locust Borer, and if your guidebooks are Pacific Northwest local, and not published very recently, they probably don’t include this distinctive beetle because it has recently expanded its range of eastern North America because of the cultivation of its host tree, the black locust.  According to BugGuide:  “Previously confined to the native range of Black Locust in the northeast, it has spread with the trees throughout the US and parts of Canada. Black Locust is used for reclamation and similar projects where trees are likely to be stressed and thus more vulnerable to damage.”

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Subject:  yellow black bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Indianapolis
Date: 09/03/2018
Time: 10:12 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this bug on a love-lies bleeding plant. he was waiting for the breeze to come and when it did he flew away.
see on you tube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBS0IEzvVpc
How you want your letter signed:  yellow black bug

Locust Borer

The Locust Borer is a common beetle found where the larval food plant, black locust, is found.  Adult Locust Borers are excellent Yellowjacket mimics, and they are often found on autumn flowers, especially goldenrod.

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Subject:  Please identify this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Northwest Oregon
Date: 08/21/2018
Time: 12:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this bug on my sidewalk. I would like it identified as it is the first one I have seen.
How you want your letter signed:  Cliff

Banded Alder Borer

Dear Cliff,
This gorgeous beetle is a Banded Alder Borer,
Rosalia funebris.

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