Subject: Need help with coleoptera i.d.
Location: southeastern Quebec
August 26, 2015 3:59 pm
We live on a wooded property in southeastern Quebec . We found this beautiful creature on the steps behind our house. He/she was dead, a bit flattened, so we presume one of us had inadvertently squished the poor thing.
Could you help us identify it ? Coleopteran of some sort, as far as I can determine. Thank you so much for your help.
Your beautiful beetle is a Sugar Maple Borer, Glycobius speciosus, and according to BugGuide, they are considered “rare” and because of the bold markings “Appears to be a mimic of Yellowjackets.”
Thank you so much for the id. A very special discovery for us in the 30 years that my parents have lived on this property.