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Name that beetle!
August 1, 2014 7:58 PM   Subscribe

I found this guy in the entryway of my new house this morning. What is it?

He turned up by some muddy work boots, so I think he was tracked in, and didn't come from within the house itself. Is just the sort of critter I have to get used to now, or is it some dread pest requiring visits from exterminators, arborists, and other expensive folks?
posted by apparently to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
 
Where do you live (region) and what's the scale (how big)?
posted by carsonb at 8:09 PM on August 1


Ivory-marked beetle.
posted by drlith at 8:09 PM on August 1


10-40 year life span. Holy cow, that's a long-lived bug.
posted by zug at 8:10 PM on August 1


Ivory-marked beetle, agreed. Notorious for popping out of wood furniture years down the line.
posted by carsonb at 8:11 PM on August 1


Holy moly, that was fast. Ivory-marked beetle indeed. Thank you!
posted by apparently at 8:13 PM on August 1


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