Subject:  What is this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Massachusetts
Date: 07/15/2018
Time: 11:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Do you know what this insect is? There are several on my oak leaf hydrangea shrub.
How you want your letter signed:  Ellen P

Flower Longhorn: Strangalia famelica

Dear Ellen,
This is a Flower Longhorn Beetle in the subfamily Lepturinae, and we identified it as
Strangalia famelica thanks to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Adults come to flowers for nectar and/or pollen” and “Larvae feed on decaying wood of chestnut, oak, birch.”

Location: Massachusetts

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