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Some kind of plant bug? - Rasahus thoracicus

Some kind of plant bug? - Rasahus thoracicus
Marin County, California, USA
August 28, 2009
Size: 22 mm
Attracted to a blacklight. This large bug was very conspicuous and loud as it flew.

Moved from Rasahus.

Moved from Western Corsair.

It's a pretty save bet
pronotum and head make it look exactly like mine that was Ided by someone with experience and it's from CA - R. thoracicus

Re: It's a pretty save bet
Thanks! I'll go ahead and move it back to the species page.

Moved from ID Request.

Assasin Bug?
I'm not an expert, but looks a lot like Rasahus thoracicus (Western Corsair) to me:

Nice looking bug, Natalie -- what a treat to see! If my guess is correct, yours would be the first submission for this species from CA.

I'll move it over to the Rasahus page for now and hopefully someone will be able to assign a definite species name for it.