NW Indiana Sugar Maple Borer?
From NW Indiana again, and saw this guy doing a backstroke in the pool. As I usually try to give everyone a fair shake, I rescued him and got a few quick pics before he headed off. Now I review the site and it looks like this guy may be a Sugar Maple Borer; if so was I too quick in releasing him? By your description this may be one of the more harmful beetles in an area and its discovery may be of some concern…
M

Hi M,
Right family, wrong species. This is a Locust Borer. Grubs bore in the wood of black locust trees and pollen and nectar feeding adults are often found on goldenrod. Adults emerge in the fall.

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