Subject: Unidentified flying object
Location: Esperance, Western Australia
March 5, 2017 11:50 am
Insect has long antennae (about the same length of the body), 6 legs, about an inch long, made a highpitch squeaking noise when I put it in the container, can fly, wings seem to be sheltered like a beetles, body is black with a brown patch in the middle
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Eucalyptus Borer

This is a Eucalyptus Borer, a species that has been accidentally introduced to California where it has a plentiful supply of food plants, but no natural enemies to control its populations.

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Location: Esperance, Western Australia

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