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Subject:  Black beetle with yellow stripes, longhorn?
Geographic location of the bug:  Carlsbad, NM
Date: 12/02/2017
Time: 10:38 AM EDT
We found this guy camped out on a particular rose bush for several days.  Its contrasting colors and antenna made it stand out.  We are guessing that it is a longhorn beetle just because of its incredibly long antenna.  We searched Bug Guide and thought it’s shape and antenna resembled  several different longhorns including some flat-faced (hippopsis) and flower longhorns, but we could not find a true match.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious

Double Banded Bycid

Dear Curious,
You are correct that this is a Longhorn Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and the entomological “nickname” for members of the family is Bycid.  This is a Double Banded Bycid,
Sphaenothecus bilineatus, which we quickly identified on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larval hosts: Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) and Roses (Rosa spp.).”  The Double Banded Bycid is also pictured on Texas Entomology.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico

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