On 9/4/2020 10:10 PM, Peter Klein wrote:
We took another day excursion to Deception Pass, this time to the north side of channel. After a hike, we sat on a log
on the beach. I noticed this rather impressive beetle crawling toward me. After I gently discouraged him from crawling
on my trousers, we had a photo session. Like a temperamental model, he hissed and squealed at me a couple of times.
But he needn't have worried. After I finished, he crawled away unharmed. Later I looked him up. He's a Banded Alder
Borer. Though I'd never seen one before, they are fairly common in the Pacific coastal region.
Here he is posing on wood:
And here's a portrait. Impressive chompers and antennae.
And here he is, with my U.S. size 13 sneaker (EU size 47, UK 12) included for scale. The body alone is about 1.25"
long. The antennae are longer than the body, so he's a male.
Cool critter, and very nicely captured!
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