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Subject:  Beetle maybe?
Geographic location of the bug:  New Castle, PA
Date: 05/06/2018
Time: 08:54 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
My brother foundthis bug outside his house. I love Bugs and was interested because I’ve never seen this one before. After trying many different ID tools and researching as I normally do, I’m still drawing a blank. My children and I would love to know if this a beetle and if so, what kind?
How you want your letter signed:  Thank you! Monica C. Edmonds

Hickory Borer

Dear Monica,
Both this Hickory Borer,
Megacyllene caryae, which is active in the spring, and its look-alike relative the Locust Borer which is active in the fall are beetles that mimic stinging wasps, specifically Yellowjackets.  Our editorial staff is from Youngstown, Ohio, and when we return, a visit to New Castle is generally part of the itinerary.

OMGosh thank you! I’m going to tell my brother right now!

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New Castle, Pennsylvania

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