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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
May 9, 2016 6:50 AM CST
Help?

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 7:06 AM CST
It looks like a Tumbling Flower Beetle in the family Mordellidae.

They are quite small and I doubt do any damage worth worrying about, I've only rarely seen one at a time.

This looks like Tomoxia but I can't be sure, and it looks like a male (lacking pointed ovipositor).

http://bugguide.net/node/view/18963/bgpage

Tomoxia lineella doesn't appear to be in Georgia, this pdf might give you clues.

Mordellidae, the tumbling flower beetles, are small, mostly black, wedge-shaped beetles
commonly found feeding on umbelliferous flowers, often in great numbers. The larvae are carnivorous
or are found boring in rotten wood, and some are leaf and stem miners. One Australian
species is parasitic on a scoliid wasp.
The family contains 201 species and subspecies in North America.


http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/naldc/download.xhtml?id=CAT8684373...

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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
Every day in the yard is a GOOD day
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IJsbrandtGA
May 9, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Thank you, and I am a bit lost now
This fella is about the size of a grasshopper or half the length of my thumb...Probably a little over an inch long. Does that help a little more? Crossing Fingers!
"Speak to the Earth and it shall teach Thee" Job 12:8
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Yep, I'll be back!

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 9, 2016 1:20 PM CST
Could it be a Buprestidae?:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/164180/bgpage
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Chalcophora angulicollis - Western Sculptured Pine Borer

http://bugguide.net/node/view/427074/bgpage

http://bugguide.net/node/view/166267/bgpage

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Well, it could be Chalcophora virginiensis Sculptured Pine Borer

http://bugguide.net/node/view/424806/bgpage

http://bugguide.net/node/view/544/bgpage

Need to check what's in your area.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 9, 2016 1:36 PM CST
I thought it looked like that one, but wouldn't it be out of its normal range? (That one being the western one, cross posted).
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 1:39 PM CST
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcophora_virginiensis

Chalcophora virginiensis in south Georgia ..

http://bugguide.net/node/view/75023

Chalcophora georgiana ..

http://bugguide.net/node/view/176436

Take your pick! It's a Pine Borer.
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