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Subject: Ginormous 6 legged creature found on beach
Location: Puerto vayarta mexico
March 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Hola
We found this dead bug on the beach in Mexico . It’s distinguishing features are
– 6 legs front 2 very long…approx 3.5inches
– pinchers
– super long antennae
– black and yellowish
– upon closer inspection looked like it could fly
– very hard shell
– underneath looked like a cockroach
– body was approximately 2inches
We asked many locals nobody could identify. We are so curious. I researched waterbeetles but nothing had the huge front legs.
Thank you for your help and we look forward to learning what it is!
Signature: Kate

Male Harlequin Beetle

Dear Kate,
This magnificent male Harlequin Beetle,
Acrocinus longimanus, is in the Longicorn family Cerambycidae.  It can fly.

Male Harlequin Beetle

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Subject: what is this insect?
Location: sri lanka
March 17, 2017 12:39 am
hi, i’m from Sri Lanka. if you can please tell me what is this bug.
Signature: student

Longicorn: Olenecamptus bilobus

Dear student,
This beautiful beetle is a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we believe it is Olenecamptus bilobus
which Karl identified on our site in a previous posting.  There are several subspecies and color variations, and since Sri Lanka is an island, this might be an endemic subspecies.  Here is a matching image from Project Noah.

Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for your kind answer, it was very helpful. thanks a lot again.
Best reguards,
Vidusanka Thilakanayaka

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Subject: want details about the strange bug
Location: I found it in our outdoor kitchen
March 13, 2017 10:09 am
I found a bug in the shed of my house I want details of that strange bug. I will attach some photos of that bug
Signature: Abhijith.R

Mango Stem Borer

Dear Abhijith,
This is a Mango Stem Borer.  It would be much more helpful to us to know where your house is located as opposed to where in the house your found this Mango Stem Borer.  This Asian species has been introduced to many places in the world where it is an agricultural pest.

Mango Stem Borer

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Subject: Yellow with black W designs flying bug
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
March 12, 2017 9:07 pm
My friend asked me to get this bug identified. We live in North GA mountains. It was taken 8 years ago during summer. She has only seen one, once. I think it’s a beetle, but cannot find its identity. Thank you in advance.
Signature: Lisa the buglady

Locust Borer

Dear Lisa the buglady,
There are many people who recognize that the color and markings on the Locust Borer are an effective defense mechanism as it causes the harmless beetle to resemble a stinging wasp like a Yellowjacket.

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Subject: Unidentified flying object
Location: Esperance, Western Australia
March 5, 2017 11:50 am
Insect has long antennae (about the same length of the body), 6 legs, about an inch long, made a highpitch squeaking noise when I put it in the container, can fly, wings seem to be sheltered like a beetles, body is black with a brown patch in the middle
Signature: With an answer

Eucalyptus Borer

This is a Eucalyptus Borer, a species that has been accidentally introduced to California where it has a plentiful supply of food plants, but no natural enemies to control its populations.

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Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Kanata north,ontario
March 4, 2017 7:29 am
Very curious to know what this bug is as we see different kinds of bugs we have never seen before .
Signature: Louise

Elderberry Borer

Dear Louise,
This positively gorgeous beetle is an Elderberry Borer,
Desmocerus palliatus, a species that according to BugGuide has:  “Larvae feed in living roots of black elderberry, Sambucus nigra. Adults feed on pollen, found on flowers, especially those of elderberry.”   The earliest BugGuide sightings are in May, and considering your location, we are surmising your images were taken during a different season.

Elderberry Borer

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