What manner of beetle is this?!

Mr. Clawbane found this beetle on his t-shirt in the middle of his chest after going outside. The pictures are horrible, we borrowed my father-in-law’s cell phone camera this evening to get them. A friend sharpened them for me. I hope they are just clear enough to make a guess as to what species this is. We are in Southeast Kansas.

It can climb glass, and fly. (We let it go after taking the pictures.) Its underside has the same pattern as its shell. When it flew its body hung almost straight down. Someone suggested Harlequin beetle, but if this is the correct image of one, that isn’t it. This beetle’s markings were pretty regular. It’s antennae are really thick, and long, hornlike sort of, they are segmented. It has great big spikey looking feet, large for a beetle. It has large mandibles, but not oversized. Er, I don’t know what it eats. Does anyone know what kind of beetle it is? :confused: I’m curious, it’s a neat looking bug.

oops, guess not.
Some sort of Longhorn, I’ll do some looking…

Maybe this: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://animaldetective.com/Photos/LonghornBeetle.JPG&imgrefurl=http://animaldetective.com/Insects.html&h=300&w=501&sz=91&hl=en&start=174&tbnid=9HM4HJoOWqYPxM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlonghorn%2Bbeetle%26start%3D168%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN ?

or this:

Bingo! It looks a lot like the beetle on the far left in the image on the second link. So, an invasive species? :frowning:

Adding, the black markings seem to be on top of a white base, not white on black.

A Kansas native.

:confused: The image it looked like was an Asian longhorn beetle? What species do you say it is?


Aha! Thank you Q.E.D. :slight_smile: Wonder how I missed ever noticing one of those?! :o