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Native or Non-Native Insect? - Brothylus gemmulatus

Native or Non-Native Insect? - Brothylus gemmulatus
Sierra Pelona foothills (near Lancaster, CA), LA County, California, USA
June 7, 2019
Size: ~3/4"
I found this crawling on the inside of a window in my house a couple hours ago (yikes!). Guesses from people I texted this photo to are: Cicada and Cricket. My first impression at a distance on the window was that of some type of winged wood borer. The insect, which is gray/brown in color with speckled wings that appear more opaque than transparent, appears to have long antennae and a small ovipositor (does not resemble any cricket that I've seen). It is pictured in a small glass cup, where it has been observed lifting its wings to resemble hunched shoulders. It will likely die soon if I do not release it. However, before I do any such thing I want to verify that it is a native species and not an agriculture pest as I live not far from orchards and the LA County forest in the foothills near the Antelope Valley (elevation under ~4,000'). My concern in releasing it stems from the fact that I shop quite a bit online, including the occasional live plant/tree, so I can't exclude the possibility that it hitched a ride in a shipping box.

Moved
Moved from Cerambycinae.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Not an ID, but
Brothylus gemmulatus and Brothylus conspersus
look similar to your beetle.

Welcome to Bugguide!

 
Sure looks like it!
Hi John,

Viewing the link, it looks very much like the picture of the beetle photographed against the wood surface.

Thank you!

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