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Spruce Sawyer - Monochamus scutellatus - Monochamus scutellatus - male

Spruce Sawyer - Monochamus scutellatus - Monochamus scutellatus - Male
Fort McMurray, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada
July 6, 2011
Size: 20mm, 55mm w/ antennae
This little guy flew into my backyard, so I grabbed my camera. Almost undoubtably a male Monochamus scutelattus. I love these beetles because of their amazing antennae. They're also able to make a sqeaking noise when threatened by flexing the joint between their head and thorax. Grabbing them is a little tricky though because of how powerful their jaws are, and because of how awkwardly their little spindly legs stick up.

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Spruce Sawyer - Monochamus scutellatus - Monochamus scutellatus - male Spruce Sawyer - Monochamus scutellatus - Monochamus scutellatus - male

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Moved from ID Request.

M. scutellatus is correct
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