Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
September 13, 2011 7:17 pm
I found this beetle on my windshield when I was cycling around the farms in the Sumas prairies in Abbotsford, British Columbia. I particularly loved the red back and the striped antennae.
Using BugGuide, it didn’t take us long to identify this Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae as the Red Shouldered Pine Borer, Stictoleptura canadensis. There is more than one color form and this is the red form. There isn’t any information the info page on BugGuide. Cirrus Image has a nice informative page illustrated with the red shouldered version of the Red Shouldered Pine Borer.