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Subject:  Beatle
Geographic location of the bug:  New Jersey
Date: 06/23/2019
Time: 10:03 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Looks like a boring Beatle.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks

Living Hickory Borer

You are correct.  We identified your beetle as the Living Hickory Borer, Goes pulcher, thanks to Beetles of Eastern North America by Arthur V. Evans, and then we found this matching image on BugGuide.  BugGuide notes that the name “Hickory Borer — not recommended, due to potential confusion with Hickory Borer (Megacyllene caryae).”

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Subject:  A beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Date: 06/22/2019
Time: 07:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! I found this lil beauty when I was out with family…I couldn’t get many photos.. I am unsure what it is? But I do believe it’s a beetle of some sort!
How you want your letter signed:  Lily, P

Cabbage Palm Longhorn

Dear Lily, P,
This is a Cabbage Palm Longhorn,
Osmopleura chamaeropis, and we identified it on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on Cabbage Palmettos (Sabal palmetto) in Florida” and “This species is rarely collected but can be locally abundant (Turnbow & Hovore 1979).”

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Subject:  What’s this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Virginia
Date: 06/19/2019
Time: 08:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Do you know what bug this is? Found in Virginia on a dead tree stump.
How you want your letter signed:  Renny

Six Banded Longhorn

Dear Renny,
This is a very exciting sighting for us.  Thanks to images posted to BugGuide, we are confident your gorgeous beetle is a Six Banded Longhorn,
Dryobius sexnotatus.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is:  “Old growth hardwood forests; mostly in large, very old deteriorating sugar maple trees that have been wounded/scarred; adults hide under bark. In PA, all of the sugar maples observed were very old and at least 3 ft across. Most sites are located in stream valleys.”  BugGuide also notes:  “Uncommon/rare; widely scattered, populations are sparse; listed as rare or threatened by several states, e.g. considered a SGCN [Species of Greatest Conservation Need] by AR, LA, and VA Dury (1902) noted that D. sexnotatus was once abundant but was even then becoming rare.  Perry et al. (1974) noted a sharp decline in the collection since 1942.”

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Subject:  Beatle (looks like Paul)
Geographic location of the bug:  Venado Beach, Marcovia, Choluteca, Honduras
Date: 06/14/2019
Time: 04:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This guy came to pay a visit at the sea turtle observation center in the middle of the mangrove forest. It is approximately 7 cm long.
Thank you for your effort.
How you want your letter signed:  Enrik

Prionid

Dear Enrik,
This is a Root Borer in the subfamily Prioninae.  It has some interesting features, but we are still having problems narrowing this to a species.  Coleoptera Neotropical has images of subfamily members found in Honduras.

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Subject:  A beetle I’m assuming…
Geographic location of the bug:  San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)
Date: 06/10/2019
Time: 03:31 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! I’m finding these large, 1 1/2-2” beetles hanging out completely still in my driveway during the summer months. I’m not looking to get rid of them, just like to know a bit more about what scares the crap out of me when I’m taking the trash out late at night! (They’re HUGE!). Thanks.
How you want your letter signed:  Kara W.

California Root Borer

Dear Kara,
This is a California Root Borer, one of the largest Beetles native to California.  They are attracted to lights, which might be the reason you are finding them in your driveway.  Though they are not aggressive, they do have very powerful mandibles, so you should handle with caution to avoid a nip.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison. 

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Subject:  What is the beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Marlborough, MA
Date: 06/12/2019
Time: 11:04 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We can’t tell if this is a white spotted Sawyer or a Asian longhorn.
How you want your letter signed:  Cory

White Spotted Sawyer

Dear Cory,
The white scuttelum, between the base of the wings, indicates that this is a White Spotted Sawyer.

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