Subject: Bee, wasp, or other
November 14, 2015 6:41 pm
Dear bug man,
A friend found this bug and I’m having a hard time finding what it is with the help of Google (haha) hoping you might be able to shed some light on us. Thank you so much for your time. 🙂
Fellow bug lover,
We are going to have to go with “other” on this identification. This is an Asian Horntail, Eriotremex formosanus, which we identified thanks to this image posted to BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “introduced accidentally with wood (crates, etc.); first reported in 1975” and the larvae feed on “hardwoods (oak, hickory, sweetgum, probably others); attacks mostly dead/dying wood, so not a serious pest.” Additional information can be found on Featured Creatures.