What is this
I photographed this flying insect the other day, can you tell me what it is? Location: Boise, Idaho Thanks,
Under normal circumstances, we would not take the time to post an insect with two previous excellent postings within 24 hours, but your image is unique. Your photo shows the Banded Alder Borer feeding on daily pollen, and in none of our research could we locate information on the adult food choices. Though we suspected pollen and nectar, this is the first photo documentation we have received.
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Thanks for the identification. I did not mean to mislead you with my photo, I actually put the Banded Alder Borer on the flower to be photographed. I am a Professional Photographer and am always arranging my images for maximum effect. Best regards,