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Bug of the Week - January 16, 2013

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Bug of the Week - January 16, 2013

It's Wednesday again - Bug of the Week day! Here's your insect identification challenge. See if you can name this bug by next Tuesday, and post your answer here in a comment. You'll get the answer next week, as well as another mystery bug challenge to solve.

For those who wondered about last week's photo, this insect is known by several names. I call it the Pennsylvania leatherwing (Chauliognathus pensylvanicus), but others prefer to call it the goldenrod soldier beetle. Either way, you'd be correct, just like readers Moni, Jeff, and Spirula.

Photo: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org


January 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm
(1) Moni says:

Peachtree borer female – Synanthedon exitiosa

January 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm
(2) Spirula says:

Peach Tree Borer moth Synanthedon exitiosa

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