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What's this bug?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by snydley, May 15, 2009.

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  1. snydley

    snydley Member

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    We've had a 1/2 dozen of these show up in the house lately, after bringing some wood in from outside. Anyone have any idea what they are? Hopefully I sized it right, if not I apologize.
    Snyde

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  2. DWW68

    DWW68 New Member

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    It almost looks like a stink bug (pine beatle). Does it smell like pine when you get near it or kill it?
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Aren't the pine bugs brown?
  4. snydley

    snydley Member

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    There is no softwood in my woodpile, but there are a lot of pine trees at my neighbor's place,(he sells Christmas trees). After looking at images on the Net of Stink Bugs and Pine Beetles it doesn't look like either of those either. It's a lot more slender than those bugs. One thing I forgot to mention in my original post, the width of the "board" of the flooring that the bug is standing on is 2.5 inches.
    Snyde
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Longhorn beetle. I've had two of them come in with some culled Poplar.
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Do they look like this?

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  7. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like an ash borer.
  8. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Might be a Sugar Maple crotch cricket !!!!!!!!! :bug:
  9. snydley

    snydley Member

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    That's the critter!! Although when I do a search for Longhorn beetle none of the pictures look exactly like this bug. Are there different varieties of them maybe? Do I have to worry about them infesting the house if they come in with the wood? So far there's only been a half dozen or so, not a big deal. I find they fly quite well too, though not fast.
    Thanks for the info.
    Snyde
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Well I don't know what type of bug they are exactly . . . but I'm Ewell Gibbons and I'm here to tell you that these bugs are good eating . . . I sprinkle them on top of my cat tail salad like croutons. ;) :)
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    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I agree, had about a cord of ash that I split and when it got warm this year I had hundreds of those on the pile. I looked at the online pictures of the ash borer and it didn't match that but I don't know what else would have been on my ash pile.
  12. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Thats where I found mine too. luckily my wood and bugs were still frozen
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    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    Hopefully a dead bug before the wife saw it on your hardwood floor.
  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Here is a link with some good pictures showing the borer and some look-alikes.

    Emerald Ash Borer
  15. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Minister of Fire

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    :lol: :lol: ROFLMAO . . . Lee, you are a pisser . . . :lol:
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    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    I had them in some Hickory I had last year. They burn well.
  17. Abhoth

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    It's a Locust borer, true story. Bad bug, burns well enough... if you have Locust in the area that you'd like to keep standing it's best to kill them.
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