Colorful Beetle
September 8, 2009
Can you identify this colorful beetle? I found it on goldenrod, along with goldenrod soldier beetles.
Doug
near Omaha NE

Amorpha Borer

Amorpha Borer

Hi Doug,
This is an Amorpha Borer, Megacyllene decora, which we identified on BugGuide.  It is in the same genus as the Locust Borer and Hickory Borer, both of which are well represented on our site, but if memory serves us correctly, this is the first submission we have received of the Amorpha Borer.  It is a beautiful beetle.

Amorpha Borer

Amorpha Borer

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