What kind of bug is this?

Asked April 9, 2019, 3:32 PM EDT

Kind of resembles a roach but has a thick shell like a beetle.. when I flipped it over it had a shiny bottom. Didn’t seem harmful but scared the crap out of me when I found him sitting in my shoulder!

Texas

1 Response

It's wood boring beetle in the family Buprestidae. Possibly this species: