Subject: Beetle identification
Geographic location of the bug: Oklahoma City, OK
Time: 12:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What is this beetle? Found it in my house. Wondering if this is what killed one of my trees! Thanks!
How you want your letter signed: Oklahoma Beetle
This harmless, predatory Tiger Beetle did not kill your tree. We believe we have correctly identified it as an Ocellated Tiger Beetle thanks to this Gossamer Tapestry image and this BugGuide image. We will be tagging this submission as Unnecessary Carnage in an effort to educate the public that every insect encountered is not a threat.
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