ID request #2
Location: near Lutsen, MN
July 20, 2011 7:30 am
Recently got back from a trip to the North Shore area of MN. We were hiking the SHT and found two insects that we weren’t able to ID on 6-25-11
The second is a long-horn beetle. He was the largest long-horn I’ve ever seen. Body about 2-3 inches in length. Each antenna about 6 inches.
Thanks again! I
Hi again Heather,
The white triangular patch where the wings meet, known as the scutellum, is a distinctive marking of the White Spotted Sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus. Your individual is a male. Males have significantly longer antennae.