Subject:  Looks like a bee but with strange antennas?
Geographic location of the bug:  Southwest Michigan,   U.S.
Date: 08/28/2018
Time: 05:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this bee on 8-26-2018 in my backyard and have never seen another like it?  Has the stripes like a bee but unique antennas??
How you want your letter signed:  Nancy G.

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

Dear Nancy,
What you have mistaken for antennae are actually the elytra or wing covers of a Goldenrod Soldier Beetle, a common species that feeds on the pollen and nectar of autumn flowers.  Larvae are beneficial predators.

Location: Michigan

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