New bug in back yard
Location: 35 miles south of Chicago
May 10, 2011 1:57 pm
I found this bug in my back yard,new to me , not sure what it is.Can you help identify.
Signature: Andywad

Hickory Borer

Dear Andywad,
This pretty Longhorned Borer Beetle is a Hickory Borer,
Megacyllene caryae, a species that is easily confused with the closely related Locust Borer.  The Hickory Borer is active in the spring while the Locust Borer is active in the fall when it can be found feeding on pollen on goldenrod.  You may read more about the Hickory Borer on BugGuide.

Location: Illinois

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