This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Costa Mesa, California Fort Pierce, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Longwood, Florida Lutz, Florida Molino, Florida North Port, Florida Orlando, Florida (2 reports) Saint Petersburg, Florida Barnesville, Georgia Naperville, Illinois Ainsworth, Iowa Abita Springs, Louisiana Thibodaux, Louisiana Valley Lee, Maryland Southwick, Massachusetts Barton City, Michigan Hastings, Michigan Croton On Hudson, New York Ontario, New York Yonkers, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Kannapolis, North Carolina Kure Beach, North Carolina Zirconia, North Carolina New Milford, Pennsylvania Pottsville, Pennsylvania Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania Inman, South Carolina Saint Helena Island, South Carolina Walterboro, South Carolina Crossville, Tennessee Fate, Texas Mcallen, Texas South Padre Island, Texas Barboursville, Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia Huntington, West Virginia
On Apr 18, 2009, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:
Interesting looking beetle. Saw four on a tepeguaje (Leucaena lveruienta) lead tree. Thought they were alaus oculatus but our Texas entomologist identified them as alaus lusciosus. So am modifying my comment. I have created a new bug file for them.
On Aug 2, 2011, Hemophobic from Kannapolis, NC wrote:
I posted this as a positive simply because it was an unusual bug to see in my garden and I immediately came to DG to see what it is. From some of the comments posted here, I guessed correctly that it is a good bug to have around. Unique looking bug and quite large: about 1 1/2 inches or more.