Subject: Black And White Beetle?
Location: Bulverde, Texas
October 6, 2014 5:19 pm
What’s that bug,
I found this little guy crawling up the outside wall of my house in Bulverde, Texas in early October. He was about 1-2 inches long, six legs, black and white pattern on his body. I was just wondering what he might be and thought these photos might be helpful to you.
Signature: Kelsey

Ironclad Beetle

Ironclad Beetle

Dear Kelsey,
This Ironclad Beetle,
 Zopherus nodulosus, gets its common name because of its extremely hard, nearly impenetrable exoskeleton.

Location: Bulverde, Texas

4 Responses to Ironclad Beetle

  1. Sunny says:

    I found one of these in my garden today, too, in San Antonio–a beautiful bug!

  2. Brian says:

    A friend of mine just found one of these on her porch. In Irving,TX.

  3. Connie L. Hute says:

    My housekeeper found one crawling on her front porch in McGregor, Tx.

  4. Mike Ziegler says:

    Found one in my garage

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