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Hermit flower beetle

Osmoderma spp.

Aster leafhopper

Tom Murray

Aster leafhopper

Maja Jurc, University of Ljubljana, Bugwood.org


Size: 1 1/5 inch long

Description: Dark brown to black; similar to a June beetle, but not as oval.

Where/When: Found from July-September; is associated with rotting wood in trees and logs. Is also attracted to lights at night.

Significance: Beneficial as a recycler of rotting wood; does not harm trees.

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