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Is this a beetle ??
Have found at least 8 of these near front window in living room. 85 year old house in Louisville, KY My son thinks they’re hornets … yellow jackets but I don’t think so. Thanks for your help !!!
Carolyn

Hi Carolyn,
You are correct. This is one of the Long Horned Borer Beetles, more specifically the Painted Hickory Borer, Megacyllene caryae. It is almost indistinguishable from the Locust Borer, Megacyllene robiniae. The Painted Hickory Borer flies in the spring, and the Locust Borer in the fall when the goldenrod blooms.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Kentucky

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