Subject: Flying insect in house. Oklahoma
March 22, 2015 10:03 am
Have killed about 20 of these in last 2 weeks but don’t know what they are. Please help
This appears to be a Hickory Borer, Megacyllene caryae, and you can compare your individual to this image on BugGuide. Do you have firewood in the house? Is the wood Hickory? According to Bugguide: “larvae mine newly dead hickory, and sometimes other hardwoods.” Whenever there is a case of numbers of Longhorned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae that are emerging in a home, it is almost always related to firewood.
Sounds good. Thanks for the info Daniel.