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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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Subject:  Identify this green metallic bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Ranger Creek Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Date: 06/25/2019
Time: 10:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please can you identify this bug. It is about 1.5 inches long. Found on a wild cherry tree.
How you want your letter signed:  Txbugboy

Bumelia Borer

Dear Txbugboy,
This gorgeous beetle if a Bumelia Borer,
Plinthocoelium suaveolens, and according to BugGuide:  “Larvae are trunk and root borers of Tupelo (Nyssa), Gum Bully Sideroxylon (=Bumelia), and Mulberry (Morus).”  Perhaps wild cherry is another host.  According to Beetles in the Bush:  “This species, occurring across the southern U.S. from Florida and Georgia west to New Mexico and Arizona, is truly one of North America’s most beautiful longhorned beetles due to its large size, brilliant iridescent green coloration, and super-elongate wildly-contrasting orange and black legs.”

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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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