Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Alpharetta, GA
July 18, 2015 9:35 am
What is this big that I found?
Signature: Mr. Sam Moore

Female Lesser Pine Borer

Female Lesser Pine Borer

Dear Mr. Sam Moore,
We believe that based on the similarity between your individual and this image posted to BugGuide, that you have a female Lesser Pine Borer,
Acanthocinus nodosus.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae eat bark (phloem) of dead or dying pine. Pupation occurs near bark surface. Adults are attracted to lights.”

Location: Alpharetta, Georgia

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