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3800 elevation 6a too cold for SHB. About an inch across. Clearly tries to get in but stopped by my BeeSmart robbing screen. What is this?
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I just scrolled through the 601 insects of oregon...my best guess though hard to tell from the pic is either a tick of sorts (depending on size) or a sap beetle!

Ps yall have some nasty bugs out there....
 

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Thanks for looking. Bugs are cool as long as they stay in their lane. So we don’t get a lot of flying nuisance bugs like they do in Florida. I also see very little wasp pressure because of my robbing screens, large colonies and spacing. Looking at sap beetle. Don’t think so. Body not smooth.
 

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Roll it over, I think you could have One of the many pine weevils, but can’t tell with out a pic from the under side. Really a funny insect as they will play dead.
 

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Roll it over, I think you could have One of the many pine weevils, but can’t tell with out a pic from the under side. Really a funny insect as they will play dead.
It flew away before I could snap a pic. However I flipped it over (no pic) and saw it had a dot on its lower abdomen. Pine weevil very possible. Looking at pictures of white pine weevil. Very close.
 

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At “an inch across” it is far too big to be any kind of bark beetle (or weevil) which are more the size of a grain of rice.

I’m curious what it is so will be researching.
 

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At “an inch across” it is far too big to be any kind of bark beetle (or weevil)
Guess, I should have read more carefully, X. rufovillosum (Deathwatch beetle) Is still a wood bore, of course just guessing without more detail. Although if the measurements are correct ???
 

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Deathwatch beetle is 9 mm or less (less than 1/2 inch) long and is in the eastern US.

I’m still curious but have no idea. 🤓
 
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