Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Found in my carport today. Scooped up into paper cup to take photo for ID. It ended up taking a long water ride down the slide that starts in the bathroom! All gone! Hope there aren't many more or their larvae lurking nearby.  

Longhorn Beetles

“Most species are characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short.”

All known longhorn beetle larvae feed on plant tissue such as stems, trunks, or roots of both herbaceous and woody plants, often in injured or weak trees. A few species are serious pests.  The larvae, called roundheaded borers, bore into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber (or, occasionally, to wood in buildings; the old-house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus, is a particular problem indoors).”


  1. Yes, for that long watery ride. What if he had done “extensive damage” to the beloved James?