Black/yellow beetle w/ long antennae
June 26, 2010
Found this one running around on the ground and on a tree in the woods in central MO, very active (couldn’t get a good shot because he wouldn’t stop moving!).
I’ve trawled bugguide.net and can’t seem to get any closer than “Cottonwood Borer” or “Longhorn Beetle”, neither of which seem like a match. Can you help?
Love this site, I’m going to add a link to my blog (“Mycologista”).
Boone County, Missouri
Thanks for the compliment. You had classified this beautiful beetle into the correct family Cerambycidae, but that is a large family to sort through even on a site as comprehensive as BugGuide. Your beetle is a Six Banded Longhorn, Dryobius sexnotatus, and according to BugGuide, it is: “Uncommon and listed as rare and endangered on several websites.“
No way! Cool (well, not cool that it is endangered, but cool that I got to see one)!