Help identifying bug that crawled out of my wood: Long horn beetle?

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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 06-10-2015 04:14 AM 963 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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06-10-2015 04:14 AM

I have some soft maple logs from a year ago. I saw one of these bugs on my garage floor, and one more just crawled out of a tunnel in the wood.

So, I’m in the process of identifying this bug and determining how harmful it might be. If you have any insight I would greatly appreciate it.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri,

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#1 posted 06-10-2015 04:46 AM

Looks similar to the jerk bugs I have to deal with in mesquite. Might be longhorn or cottonwood. Regardless, I don’t even let the sapwood into my garage any more, just cut it off because they are a total PITA.

Yeah, they can ruin stuff.

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 06:46 PM

I had the same kind of bug crawl out of my spalted maple that I got from someone’s yard. My appeared to be longhorned boring beetle, based on Google image search.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#3 posted 06-23-2015 06:47 PM

Good news. It sounds like the results of our google searches agree.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri,

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