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Old 06-07-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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Question ID: Cricket-like insect with tiger/wasp stripes

My son found this insect in his room this morning.

The helicopter blade on which it is sitting is 3/4 of an inch wide.

Anyone know what this is?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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Some sort of a wood borer that hitchhiked in your house on you kid? I dunno. Ask suunto.... he be da ultimate bug man.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
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This is some kind of longhorned flower beetle (subfamily Lepturinae). It's related to some wood-boring beetles, in the huge family Cerambycidae.

The genera Strophiona, Typocerus, Xestoleptera (and others) have similar-looking beetles, but I couldn't say which it might be.

Tribe Lepturini - BugGuide.Net
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links and information.

I just looked through the BugGuide pages with my son, who has decided that 'his' looks nothing like any of those insects (his has a 'bigger head') and that he has therefore discovered a new species!

He's planning on naming it himself if we don't come up with something in the next week. I've been instructed to look up how to say 'Tiger Cricket' in Latin. . .
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How about this Red-headed Ash borer?

Species Neoclytus acuminatus - Red-Headed Ash Borer - BugGuide.Net
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:52 AM   #6
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Thank you very much!
It probably came in in some firewood.
(My son will just have to 'discover' something else for Gryllidae tigris. . .)
In the meantime we'll learn some more about the Red-Headed Ash Borer--and I can conveniently give a lesson on the Emerald Ash Borer while I'm at it.
Now that I know what it is it's easy to find more information.
Thanks again!
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