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And the bug is...

Post 1

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

...A long-horned beetle!

This from Jez, ('a sweary teacher') on Twitter:

'It's the red-brown longhorn beetle. Typically found on the sort of plant pictured on - umbellifers, alium, etc.

I had to look up the Latin, Leptura rubra.'

We are grateful!


And the bug is...

Post 2

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

I figured it was some kind of longhorned beetle. We have some bad, invasive ones in our area, doing their best to destroy some of our precious trees smiley - sadface

(I don't take threats to trees lightly . Global warming will make our summers hotter, and we'll need more shade trees, not fewer. Start planting more as soon as possible!)

here's the Asian longhorned beetle:
http://www.dontmovefirewood.org/pest_pathogen/asian-long-horned-beetle-html/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7uzaq4qr6wIVA7LICh0IfABoEAAYAiAAEgJANvD_BwE

(I think it looks just plain evil smiley - sadface)

With 26,000 species top choose form, you get some dillies. There's a red milkweed beetle that eats milkweed. There's a spruce beetle, a cactus beetle, a citrus beetle, one with a venomous sting, and massive Titan beetle, one of the largest beetles in the world.


smiley - online2long


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