Location: Cooperstown, Otsego County New York State
August 5, 2011 9:37 pm
I found this species for the first time a few years ago in Cooperstown, Otsego County New York State in a spruce tree I cut down, and tonight, in my bed!
would you please help identify it?
It is a fast mover so I apologize for the bad shot.
Signature: Eric Slater
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae and the genus Monochamus. We believe it is the Northeastern Pine Sawyer, Monochamus notatus, based on your location and the beetle’s markings, and you may verify by comparing your individual to the images posted to BugGuide, especially this image.