Subject: Long Horn Beetle?
Location: Massachusetts
July 28, 2014 4:35 pm
Found this outside my house and would like to know a little more about it. Bit of a Asian Longhorn beetle scare round here and I know this is not one but now my kids and I have caught the bug (pun intended) and want to know what it is.
Thanks for time!
Signature: Sean

Red Banded Pine Borer

Red Banded Pine Borer

Hi Sean,
This pretty beetle is a Red Banded Pine Borer,
Stictoleptura canadensis, and according to bugGuide:  “The normal colouration of Stictoleptura c. canadensis (Olivier) is with banded antennae (male and female). Rarely the antennae are all black.… Christopher Majka, 31 January, 2013.” 

Thank you!   My kids are very excited.  Definitely starting a love of insects

It is nice to know our humble site is helping to foster a love of the natural world among youngsters.


Location: Massachusetts

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