Subject: At a loss.
Location: Western kentucky/Owensboro area
May 24, 2012 10:27 am
Typically your site reveals the answer to my bug question but this time I am stuck. I have looked for three days on What’s that Bug and cannot find the mystery bug that keeps returning to my screen door. I thought it was a beetle because it seemed to have lightning bug qualities *note I am a novice but a good researcher*. Here is a picture. Picture 1.
Picture 2-I have also included the Luna Moth that was here on the same screen door a few weeks ago just for your pleasure.
Thanks and your website is so valuable best on the net!
Signature: Jenn N Kentucky
The end of the week was a bit rough for us, and we are trying to answer and post as many letters as possible, hence the tardiness of our reply. This pretty beetle is one of the Longhorned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae. After a bit of searching, we identified it as the Banded Hickory Borer, Knulliana cincta thanks to the BugGuide archive.