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HELP! What is this? - Xylotrechus sagittatus

HELP! What is this? - Xylotrechus sagittatus
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 5, 2017

Easy enough to move back if you think it is an important image.

just learned!
I just learned how to do that...came back here to move it but you beat me to it!

great image!
Hate to see such an interesting image frassed. Seems as good an image as any...and not many observations from PA of this species.

As good an image as this one:

I have been avoiding commenting...
...on any of these recent "frass" discussions but...

The image you see here isn't the original image that was submitted. It was frassed because it insect occupied only about 30% of the frame. Only the owner, editors and (maybe) experts could click on this image to see the full sized image that was submitted. All other viewers were left looking at a maximum 560x560 image of mostly background.
If you stumbled upon this site while trying to identify an insect, you would probably find that images where the insect fills the frame (one of the requirements of image submission is cropping) were more helpful. Do you really think this original image would have helped you identify your find?
Images that are supposed to show details of the head where the head only takes up 10% of the frame while the rest of the frame is filled with a hand holding the insect isn't really helpful, either.
Most uncropped images get frassed. I used to do a lot of cropping for newer user that weren't sure of the requirements. I simply find that I don't have time for that right now. A few others editors will do this also when the see an image that is beneficial to the guide but, more often that not, the images get frassed.

Cropped it in case
that helps

Moved from Beetles.

A Long-horned Beetle...
...with a couple of hitchhiking pseudoscorpions.

The beetle looks a bit like this one...

...but that's not an ID. Wait to hear from the beetle experts.

Welcome to BugGuide!

I agree
X sagittatus is very widely distributed

Thanks! I believe you're corr
Thanks! I believe you're correct. But I'll wait for an ID

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