Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Kanata north,ontario
March 4, 2017 7:29 am
Very curious to know what this bug is as we see different kinds of bugs we have never seen before .
This positively gorgeous beetle is an Elderberry Borer, Desmocerus palliatus, a species that according to BugGuide has: “Larvae feed in living roots of black elderberry, Sambucus nigra. Adults feed on pollen, found on flowers, especially those of elderberry.” The earliest BugGuide sightings are in May, and considering your location, we are surmising your images were taken during a different season.