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Subject:  Mystery beetle on my window in Bali
Geographic location of the bug:  Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Date: 10/18/2021
Time: 10:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this bug, it is maybe a longhorn beetle of some sort? I’ve never seen one before!
How you want your letter signed:  Tommy

Longicorn from Bali

Dear Tommy,
This is indeed a Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, but we are uncertain of the species.  We will continue to research its identity.  The very long antennae
seem to indicate this is a male.

Subject:  trachyderes succinctus
Geographic location of the bug:  Trinidad
Date: 10/15/2021
Time: 01:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I think this is the trachyderes succinctus, can you confirm?
Also, is it venemous?
How you want your letter signed:  Mike

Longicorn: Trachyderes succinctus

Dear Mike,
Your Longicorn is indeed
Trachyderes succinctus and it is not venomous.  According to Jungle Dragon:  ” It was described by Linnaeus in 1758.”

Subject:  Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Eastern Arizona
Date: 09/20/2021
Time: 11:16 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this bug can you help?
How you want your letter signed:  Mr.Shannon Meehl

Longicorn: Megacyllene antennata

Dear Mr. Shannon Meehl,
We recieved an image of this species of Longicorn back in 2016 and Eric Eaton helped us identify it as
Megacyllene antennata. According to BugGuide it feeds on “mesquite (and catclaw?).”  We cannot say for certain why it was attracted to a Cannabis plant, but we will be sure to tag it to include it with other insects found on marijuana.

Subject:  Longhorn what?
Geographic location of the bug:  Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia Canada
Date: 09/13/2021
Time: 09:15 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Was on my deck, snapped a photo. Unsure what kind of longhorned beetle this is.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, Scott

Balsam Fir Sawyer

Dear Scott,
Based on this image from BugGuide, we are pretty certain this is a Balsam Fir Sawyer,
Monochamus marmorator.  In researching this identification, we discovered a misidentified Longicorn on our site that we originally identified as a Balsam Fir Sawyer.

Subject:  Weird bug on sunflower
Geographic location of the bug:  Bay Shore, New York
Date: 09/04/2021
Time: 04:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:   Saw this yesterday on my sunflower.
How you want your letter signed:  Jimmy R.

Locust Borer

Dear Jimmy,
The Locust Borer is a Beetle but it is a very effective mimic of a Yellow Jacket, a stinging Wasp.  We often get images of Locust Borers near the end of summer and they are especially fond of goldenrod.

Subject:  Bug from Israel
Geographic location of the bug:  Kfar Saba, IL
Date: 08/29/2021
Time: 03:04 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks in advance

Mango Stem Borer

The Mango Stem Borer was likely to have been introduced to Israel from Sri Lanka in the 1950’s.  It uses figs, mangos and Papayas as host trees.