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Longhorn Beetle On a porch near an overgrown backyard habitat. ID help is much appreciated!<br />
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Longhorn Beetle

On a porch near an overgrown backyard habitat. ID help is much appreciated!

Longhorn Beetle On a porch near an overgrown backyard habitat. ID help is much appreciated!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74086/longhorn_beetle.html Geotagged,Parelaphidion aspersum,Summer,United States

    comments (6)

  1. These 2 come close....
    Monochamus carolinensis
    Monochamus scutellatus

    Not super confident about them though, sorry.
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. I think the antennae are wrong on those? No barbs on each segment.

      I'm thinking maybe something in the Elaphidiini tribe?
      https://bugguide.net/node/view/168847/bgimage
      Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
      1. That looks more likely. My initial filter searched for longhorn beetles in your state, and those were the only two superficially matching color. But indeed...not matching antennae, which seems to be the main key. Posted 2 months ago
        1. Here are some that I mentioned to Lisa earlier as possibilities. I didn't check any that closely, so it these are somewhat superficial guesses:

          Elaphidion mucronatum
          Anelaphus villosus
          Paelaphidion aspersum
          Posted 2 months ago
          1. Got an ID on BugGuide!
            Parelaphidion aspersum! Looks like I got the tribe right. THanks for looking in your book for me, Christine! <3
            Posted 2 months ago
            1. Yay, that's great! And, it was one of our options :)

              I definitely recommend adding this book to your wishlist:
              https://www.amazon.com/Beetles-Eastern-North-America-Arthur/dp/0691133042/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550007201&sr=8-1&keywords=Beetles+of+Eastern+North+America
              Posted 2 months ago

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''Parelaphidion aspersum'' is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Haldeman in 1847.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Feb 11, 2019. Captured Jul 28, 2018 21:11 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm