Subject: Aisan Longhorn beetle?
Location: Ontario, Canada
June 19, 2013 2:36 pm
Just a couple of days ago I found this bug on my deck. I know southern Ontario has been battling with the Aisan longhorn beetle for about 10 years… I am waiting for a call back from the Canadian food inspection agency who has been dealing with the problem bugs… However I found that in April of this year it was announced they had finally erraticated the bug. I hope this isn’t one but I’d like to know if it is or isn’t and if it isn’t what kind is it?
Thank you in advance
Signature: Cassandra Nieves
Your beetle resembles an Asian Longhorned Beetle, but we cannot say for certain if it is an invasive species or a native species in the same family. We wish your photograph had more detail. The elytra do appear to have white spots on a black background and the antennae do appear to be striped black and white. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide conclusive information on the identity of the Longhorned Beetle in your photo. Please let us know what the Canadian authorities have to say.