Subject: What is this fascinating critter?
Location: Gold Canyon, AZ
February 25, 2016 5:46 pm
Wandered into our camp in Gold Canyon, AZ. Anyone know what this is?
Signature: Deirdre

Longhorned Borer Beetle

Longhorned Borer Beetle

Dear Deirdre,
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and we need additional time to determine its identity.  We have written to Eric Eaton for assistance.

Eric Eaton Responds
Yes, it is Megacyllene antennata.  Here’s a link:
Thanks for sharing!

Ed. Note:
According to BugGuide, the food plants for the southwestern species are:  “mesquite and (catclaw?)”

Location: Gold Canyon, Arizona

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