What is this beetle?
Cut and stacked some Ash logs. On Thursday the 17th of April it was warm and the sun was shining on the pile. These beetles were chasing and mating all over the logs. I thought it was the long horn beetle. The pattern on the body is different. Can you help me figure out what it is? Thank You,
Shirley Larson

Hi Shirley,
We believe this is a Banded Ash Borer, Neoclytus caprea, as evidenced by images posted to BugGuide. There are species with similar markings, so we will contact Eric Eaton to see if he can corroborate. We did find a link to a pdf that indicates hickory is a host tree.

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