( SECOND E-MAIL) to share our magnificant hand painted bug! : ) Thanks!!
We found this amazing bug on the wood pile the other day. It is quite large the body is apx. 2- inches long with as you can see, very long antenna! It looked like it was hand painted, quite beautiful!! We live in Western Washington close to Seattle and in all our years working in the woods we have never seen anything like this. We ran across your wonderful website and we were hoping you could help us identify what kind of critter we have here! We were also wondering if it is from this area or somewhere else? Thank-you so much for taking the time to help us out during such a busy time for you, we really appreciate it.
We hope our readership does not take it personally that we are unable to answer every letter. We cannot even open every letter. Thanks for your patience and persistance. This is a Banded Alder Borer, and it is native.