Flat-Faced Longhorn

image of Flat-Faced Longhorn Beetle crawling on wood

There are about 250 species of flat-faced longhorn beetles in North America north of Mexico. This is Acanthoderes quadrigibba, which could be called the four-humped flat-faced longhorn. Its larvae feed on hardwood that is quite rotten and thus play an important role in enriching the soil.

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