Subject: Long horn beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Southern France
Time: 02:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: A friend sent me this photo. I’m a geologist, not an entymologist, but some of my friends think I can ID most anything! It does have quite diagnostic characteristics.
How you want your letter signed: Terry Dyroff
We have identified the Longhorn Morimus funereus in the past, and we learned that it is listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species site. It is called the Dusky Longhorn on Alamy.
Thanks David. Another entymologist thought it was probably Herophila tristis, but in reading thru the descriptions and seeing more photos, Morimus funereus is surely it.
(Professor Emeritus, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD)