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Longhorned Beetle - Phymatodes varius - female

Longhorned Beetle - Phymatodes varius - Female
Blueberry Hill, Gibbsboro, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
May 15, 2013
Size: ~ 1 cm
Found with several similar beetles crawling quickly on the roots of a fallen tree in a swampy/"wetlands" area. They appeared to be searching for mates, this being one of the larger females of the group.

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Longhorned Beetle - Phymatodes varius - female Longhorned Beetle - Phymatodes varius - female Longhorned Beetles - Phymatodes varius - male - female

Yes, an all-black Phy. varius
Yes, an all-black Phy. varius.

 
danke.

 
Thanks!
I will be back in the area where I found these beetles sometime this week, so I will try to find them again and hopefully get better pictures.

Thanks
I've added a few more images. Most are out of focus, but may help with id(?).

 
great --nice series!
i'll ask Ian Swift to confirm

Moved tentatively; nice bug... a lateral would help
Moved from ID Request.

It does look like the black form of Phymatodes varius,
but you're going to have to wait for an expert to say for certain!

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