Interesting beetle found on Sunflowers
A while back, sry i dont remember the date, I was looking on our sunflowers for interesting bugs and luckaly found one. It was a large beetle, about the length of an adult yellow jacket, and was also camaflauged like a yellow jacket. it seemed a convenient ploy, since there were many wasps flying around the sunflowers. I was wondering if you might now what it could be. I’ll try to send a picture when I get home.
Just as we suspected before you sent the photo, this is a Locust Borer, Megacyllene robiniae. The grubs bore into the wood of black locust trees and adults are found on flowers, especially goldenrod.