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What sort of beetle is this? - Enaphalodes

What sort of beetle is this? - Enaphalodes
Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
August 22, 2004
Size: ~1.5" long
Opened the car door and this was clinging to the door seal, not sure how it got there. I took three pics from different angles but this was the only one that is useful (others far too blurry). Just curious if this is a beetle, and if so what kind, so I can learn about it. Specimen was captured and released before the door was closed again.

Moved from Oak Borer.

Moved from Cerambycinae.

...Enaphalodes sp. Either E. atomarius or E. cortiphagus - examination of the last sternum would be needed to distinguish.

Yes it is a beetle
a Long-horned beetle in the family Cerambycidae. Many images in the guide here. Yours has those wonderful wrap-around eyes like Enaphalodes in the Cerambycinae

Looks good
Yes, Enaphalodes looks good, or else genus Paralaphidion.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

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