type of beetle
Please help me identify a type of beetle (?) about two inches long with antennae about the same length, black & white bands on body and antennae and spot of red on head and ends of antennae. There were six of them on a garbage can in Pasadena, CA. Have never seen them before. I have attached a photo taken by my son on whose property the beetles were seen.

The Banded Alder Borer is a native of the Los Angeles area. According to Charles Hogue: “Adults may be attracted to the volatizing esters in fresh paint.” Did someone throw paint cans out in the garbage instead of taking them to a hazardous waste depository?

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