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Subject:  What kind of bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Romania, Paulesti region
Date: 06/29/2019
Time: 10:10 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this near my window. Could you please identify it?
How you want your letter signed:  Andrew S.

Great Capricorn Beetle

Dear Andrew,
This is a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and based on images posted to Beetles from Romania, we originally thought it might be
Monochamus sartor, a member of the genus commonly called Sawyers, but additional research has caused us to rethink that and to conclude that it is more likely a Great Capricorn Beetle, Cerambyx cerdo, a mistake we have made in the past.  The images on iNaturalist were a strong factor in our correction.  According to a pdf from EU Wildlife and Sustainable Farming Project:  “The great capricorn beetle is a large beetle with a thin body and very long antennae which are longer than the body” and “The species is declining across Northern Europe but is still relatively common in South France, Spain and Italy. Nevertheless, even here, the rate of decline is worrying.”

Great Capricorn

Dear Daniel,
Thank you for taking the time to examine the photos, cross-reference the sources and write such a detailed response. I command you for willingly answering the questions of so many out of passion. Your help is much appreciated.
Have a good day,
Andrew

Great Capricorn Beetle

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Subject:  2 inch beetle Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Bernardsville NJ
Date: 06/28/2019
Time: 06:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Here’s a photo- what is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Nancy

Female Broad Necked Root Borer

Dear Nancy,
This is a female Broad Necked Root Borer,
Prionus laticollis, and what appears to be a stinger is actually an ovipositor, an organ used during the egg laying process.

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Subject:  Identify bug
Geographic location of the bug:  North Richland Hills, Tx
Date: 06/27/2019
Time: 08:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you identify this bug that was on my back porch?
How you want your letter signed:  David

Cottonwood Borer

Dear David,
This distinctive beetle is a Cottonwood Borer.  Most of our reports come from Texas and Oklahoma.

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Subject:  Long antennae!
Geographic location of the bug:  New York (nyc)
Date: 06/28/2019
Time: 07:45 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Went to sleep last night and heard a noise by my ear and found this on my pillow!
How you want your letter signed:  Sarah

Small Mulberry Borer

Dear Sarah,
This is one of the Longicorns or Long Horned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae, and after a bit of searching, we are confident we have correctly identified it as a Small Mulberry Borer,
Dorcaschema alternatum, thanks to images posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, the larvae feed on:  “Dead or dying branches of mulberry, osage orange.”  Some members of this family are attracted to lights.  In any case, we believe it accidentally entered your bed and it was not there for any nefarious purposes.  Many members of this family are also capable of making squeaking noises by rubbing parts of their bodies together, a phenomenon known as stridulation.

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Subject:  Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  South Korea
Date: 06/27/2019
Time: 04:25 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello
Please can you tell me what kind of beetle this is?
Thank you.
How you want your letter signed:  Paul

Longicorn

Dear Paul,
This is a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, but we have not had any luck identifying the species.  Larvae of beetles in this family are wood borers.

Longicorn

Longicorn

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Subject:  Very Large longhorn beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Columbus Ohio
Date: 06/25/2019
Time: 06:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi found this very big (guessing close to 2”) longhorn beetle feeding on some rotting fruit I keep out to attract bugs to look at. What is it??? I am a patreon supporter but forget how to submit they there sorry
How you want your letter signed:  Jennifer Huffman

Longicorn: Stenelytrana emarginata

Wait I got it stenelytrana emargintina

Longicorn: Stenelytrana emarginata

Dear Jennifer,
You are correct.  This beautiful Flower Longhorn is
Stenelytrana emarginata and its identity can be verified on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on decaying hardwoods, especially beech and elm” and “Adults are attracted by fermenting baits” which is exactly where you found it.  In the future, please include Patreon in the subject line.  Thanks for your support. 

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