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Tanbark Borer Violet Beetle

Phymatodes testaceus

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craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Moved to Arthropods category

Dakduif
Dakduif 9 years ago

A type of longhorn beetle. This species comes in many different colours. The source I linked features a specimen that is the same colour as yours. (auf Deutsch: Variabler Schönbock)
Warning: these things eat through wood and are the reason why some old, wooden houses collapse. So I hope you did not find it anywhere near some wooden, structurally important parts of your house!

AnnaRichterich
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AnnaRichterich

Bottrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 20, 2012

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