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Subject: Identify beetle please
Location: Apache Junction Arizona
July 3, 2017 8:46 pm
We found this flying beetle & would like to know what it is . The time was 7:30 near dusk today. Thanks
Signature: Loretta

Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle

Dear Loretta,
This is a wonderful image of a Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle,
Trachyderes mandibularis.  We just posted another Long-Jawed Longhorn Beetle from Arizona last week.

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Subject: What’s that bug!
Location: South west Florida, USA
July 4, 2017 11:08 pm
I found this insect down in south Florida. I’ve looked all over for a name and can’t find it! Help
Signature: Bug masters

Palmetto Longhorn

This Palmetto Longhorn or Cabbage Palm Longhorn, Osmopleura chamaeropis, is pictured on BugGuide where it states:  “This species is rarely collected but can be locally abundant (Turnbow & Hovore 1979).”


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Subject: feathery horned beetle
Location: Central Oregon
July 3, 2017 12:28 pm
Found this guy on my deck yesterday. It was about 1 inch long, and had amazing looking feathery horns. Do you have any idea what it is?
Signature: Dave Dozer

Ten Lined June Beetle

Dear Dave,
The fan-shaped or flabellate antennae indicate that this Ten Lined June Beetle is a male. 

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Subject: Never seen this before
Location: Southern Maryland
July 3, 2017 6:07 pm
Found him crawling up my wall near the front door
Signature: Michael

Oak Timberworm

Dear Michael,
We identified your Weevil as an Oak Timberworm,
Arrenodes minutus, thanks to Arthur Evans great book The Beetles of Eastern North America, and then we found a matching image on BugGuide.  We learned on BugGuide that the Oak Timberworm is:  “Sexually dimorphic: snout is broad in males, long & narrow in females” which means your individual is a male.

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Subject: Identify this bug
Location: DC
July 3, 2017 12:59 pm
I usually see this bugs in the summer. I live in Washington DC
Signature: Now

Flat Wireworm

Dear Now,
We believe we have correctly identified your Click Beetle as a Flat Wireworm,
Aeolus mellillus, thanks to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide, it is found “across NA.”

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Subject: Please identify this huge bug
Location: Austin Texas
July 3, 2017 4:40 pm
Hey man –
Hope you are well!
This is the third of these huge beetles I’ve found in the last few months. The first one was a couple of months ago, and it was dead. The next one was a couple of weeks ago and i put him outside after finding him in my house. Then this one I saw last night outside my front door.
What is this? It’s huge, maybe 2 inches long (I didn’t have a ruler and am a poor judge of size, so take that with a grain of salt). It showed up in late June in Austin Texas.
It kind of looks like another bug I found on your site, but I’m not sure.
Thanks man!
Signature: John

Hardwood Stump Borer

Dear John,
This Hardwood Stump Borer,
Mallodon dasystomus, which we identified on BugGuide, is an impressive creature.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae bore in live heartwood of trees, incl. oak, elm, willow, pecan, maple, sycamore, etc.”

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