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This bug appeared overnight in my backyard. I’m in southern Arizona USA. What is it?

  • Maybe biology.stackexchange is a better place for such questions. The site (and app) iNaturalist is also very good in identifying bugs and wild plants. BTW to me it seems just an exoskeleton of a grasshopper. Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 13:31

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It's a palo verde beetle (derobrachus hovorei). They show up during the summer months.

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