Tree fungus-covered log longhorn - Aegomorphus modestus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
March 18, 2006
Size: about 13 mm
Collected as larva on given date. Photographed as pupa April 10 about 7 AM. Photographed as imago April 10 about 11 PM.
I seldom find beetle larvae in logs that are heavily covered with ruffle-like tree fungi, but that's where I found this longhorn as a larva. I left it in the chunk of wood till April 10, by which time of course it had pupated. Hence there is no larva photo. As you can see, there was just barely a pupa photo. The pupa has colored up nicely at this stage, an indication it was almost ready to expupate.
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