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Insect and Spider Identification: I cannot identify what this bug is! Can anyone here?

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Lemmon Valley-Golden, NV
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2014
3:14 PM

Post #9894529

I have been searching for at least a week to try and identify what these critters are. About a hundred of these showed up first thing in the morning on our front porch. Then they were gone by the next day. Makes me think they hatched. They were not flying. They were climbing up the door and house. Crawling across the concrete. And just sitting there. Very calmly. I live in Northern Nevada. At the base of the mountains and the edge of the desert. It was about 90* that day. We are drought stricken. But I water everyday. I have gardens! Does anyone have any idea what it could be? Also if it is dangerous? It did not appear to be aggressive. It does not look like a termite. Any thoughts? Thank you!

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Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2014
3:24 PM

Post #9894532

I'm guessing that it is some species of metallic woodborer beetle, perhaps a Charcoal Beetle. Someone far more knowledgeable, such as Flapdoodle, will be along to weigh in.
Minot, ND

July 15, 2014
7:13 PM

Post #9894697

When I first saw this, I thought that it would be a Chrysobothris sp., but now the more I look, the less certain I am - may have to do some more digging on this one...

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