Subject: Long-horned beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Orange County, California
Time: 03:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello! This evening I had this visitor make himself (or her!) comfortable in my home. I’ve been searching online for hours but figured I’d ask the experts! Could you identify this beetle? Located in south OC, near Dana Point. I apologize for the poor photo, I am unsure if it is friendly. He/she is on standard sized blinds for reference and can fly. Weather is about 65-72 degrees F. Thank you so much for your time!
How you want your letter signed: KLDL
This impressive beetle is a Longicorn that is commonly called a Yellow Douglas Fir Borer, Centrodera spurca.
Wow! That’s it! Thank you so much!!