We included this beetle in a report from this past June …but we wanted to include it again because one of our younger and most dedicated bug hunters, Emma Read, is showing it off. Emma’s father brought it all the way from Missoula to Lolo for her to check out and identify. As the name suggests, these long-horned beetles largely feed on douglas-fir. They can be found in the west from British Columbia to Utah. The larvae feed underground on roots and take two years to finally emerge as adults.
Photo by Minette Read on 7/24/20 in Lolo, MT