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Black and white insect - Rosalia funebris

Black and white insect - Rosalia funebris
Portland , Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
August 4, 2016
Size: 1.5 inches
I'm a graphic designer in Portland, Oregon. Today I was outside in the suny weather briefly today near downtown Portland, a very busy place with lots of foot traffic and cars. This bug or amazing living being landed near me. My first thought was that I needed to stop my day and give full attention to the rescue of this beutiful specimen. So I retrieved a small plastic cup and a lid with a hole in it and captured him and transported a half hour away to one of my favorite hiking areas in fotest park. I am very intrigued to learn more about him. I have more photographs and video of his release. He made a subtle "eeek" sound that I could barely hear but noticed several times when I was releasing him out of the cup. This insect made my day. I felt a special feeling that I was the person to discover him and return him to a safe habitat. The time was well worth it to see him walk away into the wilderness. I wished him well:)

It was found in downtown Portland Oregon, captured and transported to release location in Forest Park which a heavily wooded inner coty park, second in size to Central Park inner city park in New York. I took many photos and have them available for identification or use.
Copyright (c) 2016 Greg Plummer

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Thank you Brad for helping id
Thank you Brad for helping identify my mystery bug. I'm happy to read that they prefer downed trees because that's exactly where I released him.. a down tree rotting with moss growing on it! What a great experience! His noise surprised me whenI was releasing him. Thank you so much!!

A long-horned beetle
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