|Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Costa Mesa, California
Lakewood Park, Florida
North Port, Florida
Valley Lee, Maryland
Barton City, 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
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Inman, South Carolina
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Walterboro, South Carolina
South Padre Island, Texas
Huntington, West Virginia
|Positive ||Calalily ||On Feb 21, 2008, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a) wrote:
The larvae of this beetle eat wood boring insects. This is a very good bug to have around.
|Neutral ||crimsontsavo ||On May 31, 2008, crimsontsavo from Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a) wrote:
I grew up making these bugs "click" and "pop". If you touch them they click really loudly and pop quite high into the air. Great fun! Well...for me that is...
|Positive ||horselover1x ||On Jun 22, 2008, horselover1x from Southwick, MA wrote:
the bug is soo cool. i saw it in my dogs pen outside. i saw it decided to take a pic of it and find out what kind of bug it is. so i did.
|Neutral ||TexasPuddyPrint ||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.
|Positive ||Hemophobic ||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.
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