Subject: Beetle Found in Northern Minnesota
Location: Emily, MN
July 1, 2017 4:09 pm
I’ve never seen a beetle like this one which prompted me to figure out it’s identity. I came outside and spotted it on the hood of my truck. He was patient while I took several photographs. Eventually he walked a couple feet across the hood and took off flying. His body was a little less than an inch long with antennae as long or longer than the body.
This is a Whitespotted Sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus, and according to BugGuide: “Similar to others of its genus, but scutellum white. (Scutellum is the little triangle at the front of the elytra, or wing covers.)” The white scutellum is clearly visible in your image.