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Subject: Mystery bug?
Location: Rhode Island
October 14, 2015 5:15 pm
hi, this bug was found outside a few weeks ago this fall in Rhode Island. I was just wondering if you might be able to indentify it for me ? thank you 😀
Signature: -Zarah J

Pigeon Horntail

Pigeon Horntail

Dear Zarah,
This sure looks like a female Pigeon Horntail, a species with larvae that bore in the wood of diseased and compromised deciduous hardwood trees, which is why seeing it on a bed of pine needles is a bit odd.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Rhode Island

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