Subject: large black bug with yellow spike
Location: Swansea. MA 02777
July 8, 2017 3:47 pm
This guy turned up 3 days ago, didn’t see him yesterday as it rained. He has been in the position on the brick for a number of hours. He has changed direction and as it gets later is no longer noise down. The pictures with the blue background were from 3 days ago. The brick ones are today July 8, 2017 in Swansea, MA we have walked past him numerous times but he has not moved.
This is a female Broad-Necked Root Borer, and what appears to be a stinger is actually an ovipositor that she uses to lay eggs.