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Subject:  is this a wasp mimic longhorn beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Madill, Oklahoma (central southern part of state)
Date: 02/04/2019
Time: 02:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  found this unusual beetle while working cows on our ranch this past weekend 2-3-2019. Was a warm (unusual 60’s degree F) winter day
How you want your letter signed:  chris w. bradshaw

Hickory Borer

Dear Chris,
This looks to us like a Hickory Borer.  Hickory Borers are active late in the winter and early in the spring.  Those appear to be oak leaves and acorns in your image.  Do you also have nut trees nearby?  According to BugGuide:  “larvae mine newly dead hickory, and sometimes other hardwoods.”  It is commonly accepted that the Hickory Borer, one of the Longhorned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae, is a Yellowjacket mimic.

Thanks Daniel, and yes we have pecan grove not too far away. They were just planted 3 years ago so not very old yet. Again Thanks.
Chris

Update:  We wouldn’t rule out that this might be a Mesquite Borer, which is pictured on BugGuide, though BugGuide does not report the Mesquite Borer from Oklahoma. 

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Subject:  Metallic Blue Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  My. Charleston, NV
Date: 02/01/2019
Time: 09:04 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Inerested in in identifying this beautiful beetle.
How you want your letter signed:  Steve M.

Blue Bycid: Callidium species

Dear Steve,
This is a gorgeous beetle in the family Cerambycidae, the Long-Horned Borer Beetles or Bycids.  We have it narrowed down to two genera.  Our first choice is the Blackhorned Pine Borer,
Callidium antennatum, which is pictured on BugGuide, or possibly Semanotus amethystinus, a species with no common name and also pictured on BugGuide.  We are contacting Doug Yanega at UC Riverside for assistance.

Blue Bycid: Callidium species

Doug Yanega responds.
Hi. I can confirm that it’s a female Callidium, but can’t be sure of species.
Peace,
Doug Yanega
Dept. of Entomology
Entomology Research Museum Univ. of California, Riverside

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Subject:  Identify this bug please
Geographic location of the bug:  Kerala, India
Date: 01/12/2019
Time: 12:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
Can you please help identify this bug.
My daughter found this and wanted to know what it was. I’m guess it is some kind of locust.Can you please confirm?
Thanks in Advance
How you want your letter signed:  Rijil

Mango Stem Borer

Dear Rijil,
This is not a locust.  It is a Mango Stem Borer, a Beetle in the Longhorned Borer family Cerambycidae.  The species is native to India, and according to Plant Pests of the Middle East, host plants include:  “Fig, mango, apple and about 50 other plant species.”  It is our understanding that guava is another host.  The Mango Stem Borer is a significant pest in the agricultural industry.   

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Subject:  Can you identify this insect?
Geographic location of the bug:  Jamaica, West Indies
Date: 12/26/2018
Time: 10:51 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  The insect is about 1cm in size, found in a dead tree stump in the backyard of a residential community. The insect was found in Jamaica,  West Indies.
With Thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Ijah

Longicorn from Jamaica

Dear Ijah,
This is a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle from the family Cerambycidae, and the larvae of members of this family are wood boring insects.  It might be
Oreodera glauca jamaicensis which is pictured on Cerambycidae Catalog Search.

Hey Daniel,
Thank tou so much for your early response. You have busted my bubble on hoping to have found a new species of bug , but atleast i and my neighbors are now more educated on this matter. We were very fascinated by the interesting look and fearlessness of the insect.
With thanks
Ijah

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Subject:  Can you identify this bug please
Geographic location of the bug:  Ferny Creek, Melbourne Vic
Date: 12/16/2018
Time: 12:04 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi bug man,
Just wondering if you can tell me what this bug was. It was So pretty….
How you want your letter signed:  Tammara

Eucalyptus Borer

Dear Tammara,
While it appears to have met an unnatural end, your indication that “It was So pretty” causes us to speculate that you were not involved in this beetle’s demise.  Though it is an insect native to Australia, most of our images of Eucalyptus Borers are sent from Southern California where the beetle has naturalized because of an accidental introduction in about 1967.  There are many eucalyptus trees in Southern California, so when the Eucalyptus Borer was introduced, it had no trouble finding a food source.  According to Oz Animals:  “The larvae of the Eucalyptus Long-horned Borer attack Eucalypt trees. They mostly attack stressed or damaged trees. Evidence of borers includes holes in the bark and oozing fluid on trunk or branches. In severe cases foliage may wilt and limbs die back. They rarely kill healthy trees.” 

Thankyou Daniel for your reply!
We have lots of bugs in Ferny Creek, never spotted a live one.
We are surrounded by eucalypts and messmates as we live on the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
Thanks again for you time… I will keep an eye out for a living one .️
Tammara

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Subject:  What is this beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  44°46’17.7″N 27°03’02.6″E
Date: 12/08/2018
Time: 04:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Dear Bugman,
I found this insect, but it seems unidentifyable. Can you help me to identify it, please?
How you want your letter signed:  RS

Longicorn: Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) decipiens

Dear RS,
Your global coordinates indicate this sighting was made in Romania.  This is a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we quickly identified it as
Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) decipiens thanks to Cerambycidae where it indicates the distribution is “Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Monte Negro, Moldova.” 

Dear Daniel,
Thanks a lot for the answer and for Dorcadion (Cribridorcadion) decipiensc identification, which were a big help for me.
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