Subject: Beetle with Orange
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
July 12, 2017 8:44 am
I’ve found a few of these bugs in my backyard. They are about one inch long and their abdomen is about 1/4 of an inch in diameter. They are mostly black, but they have some orange on their legs and abdomen. It looks like it have wings. I’ve seen it open the wings a little, but have never seen if fly.
We believe that this unusual looking Flower Longicorn is Pseudogaurotina cressoni based on this BugGuide image. Interestingly, we already have this species represented on our site, but it appears to have a greenish tint. According to the Insects of Alberta site it feeds on pollen. The one nagging doubt we have on our identification is that BugGuide does not list any sightings as far east as Manitoba. We will attempt a second opinion.
You are correct on the identification and it is recorded from Alberta in Beetles of Canada.