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Welcome to Arizona, Ice-T, we got bugs

The rapper took to Twitter to try to find out what kind of bug he photographed.
Credit: Ice-T
Photo of a palo verde beetle shared to Twitter by rapper & songwriter Ice-T

ARIZONA, USA — Rapper and songwriter Ice-T isn't new to the Valley, but our wildlife can catch almost anyone off guard.

He recently took to Twitter to try and find out what he was up against.

That "Big MF" is a palo verde beetle. They're a species of longhorn beetle native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

It's one of the largest beetles in North America and can grow up to three and a half inches long. They're mostly harmless but can bite in self-defense if threatened.

Considering that we're near the top of the charts for the number of venomous species in our state, this is a pretty good bug to run into.

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