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I recently noticed several of these bugs on one of my backyard trees. It seemed to be feeding at a wound in the bark. It appears beetle-like with a shell covering its wings. They range in size from about a quarter inch to three-quarters o an inch. I live in West central Florida. Does anyone know what it is and whether it is harmful?

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  • Unfortunately the photo is very dark so its hard to see detail, can you brighten it up and repost it? – Bamboo Mar 21 '18 at 16:16
  • Just put up a few more photos. – Kingfisher Mar 21 '18 at 17:47
  • What tree is it? – Graham Chiu Mar 21 '18 at 19:52
  • It's a Bulnesia sp. not sure of any common or species name. – Kingfisher Mar 21 '18 at 20:02
  • I am starting to think it may be some species of long horned beetle. – Kingfisher Mar 21 '18 at 21:47

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