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Hi I am wondering what this bug is?
This bug landed on my shoulder while camping in the Rocky Mountains in B.C. and I am very curious about it. Do you know what it is? Thanks,
Kara

Hi Kara,
This is a Whitespotted Sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus. They are found in coniferous forests and according to BugGuide: “Larvae excavates galleries in coniferous trees, often after they are damaged by a fire, storm, etc. Common hosts are: Balsam fir, spruces and white pine.” This beetle is known as the Longicorne noir for French Canadians.
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