What kind of beetle is this?
Location:  Western Washington State
September 16, 2010 3:17 am
I found this bug crawling on my kids trampoline. I do have a cedar tree by the trampoline. I believe it is a beetle but would like to know what kind and if it is trouble for my plants.
Signature:  Tawny

Banded Alder Borer

Hi Tawny,
For some reason, many of the images we receive of the Banded Alder Borer,
Rosalia funebris, are of very poor quality, either being blurry or of low resolution, so it is refreshing to have received your marvelous photograph of this stunning insect.

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