Thursday, June 14, 2012

Meet a beetle

James found this long-horned beetle (probably an oak borer, Enaphalodes sp.*) in the house yesterday while he was dusting. I wasn't too surprised. I'd heard something either bumping around or chomping somewhere under our bed lately. Now I know what it was!

* "My guess would be a Enaphalodes atomaurius based on the diffuse pubescence pattern on the elytra and the bispinose elytra. Based on the length of the antennae, you're probably looking at a female."

1 comment:

Molly said...

I saw a couple of those today on the sidewalk outside the restaurant where we had lunch.
Now that I know they were oak borers, I can't figure out why they were basking on concrete.
Bugs can be strange!

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