Subject:  what is this bug ?
Geographic location of the bug:  quebec, canada
Date: 12/26/2018
Time: 08:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  just found 2 of those in 2 min, live in quebec (canada), just want to make sure this is nothing to be alarmed about. thanks a lot for the help
How you want your letter signed:  what is this bug ?

Longhorned Borer Beetle

Your image is lacking visual sharpness so an exact species identification might not be possible, but this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae.  It appears that it might be a member of the genus Neoclytus.  Regardless of the species, the larvae of members of the family Cerambycidae are wood borers.  Do you have a fireplace?  Do you store firewood indoors?  We suspect the indoor heat has caused these adults to emerge early from firewood.  They will not infest milled wood or furniture in your home.

thanks a lot Daniel, i do have a fireplace and store my firewood just besides it. so nothing to be alarmed about as they will only eat firewood and nothing in the house right ? thanks again and happy holidays to you
Etienne
Happy Holidays to you as well Etienne,
You are correct.  The emerging Longhorned Borer Beetles may be a nuisance, but they will not damage your home.  Adults often feed on pollen or other substances, but they do not eat wood.  Only the larvae feed on wood.  According to BugGuide:  “Many adults (esp. the brightly colored ones) feed on flowers. Adult feeding habits variable; some species take nourishment from sap, leaves, blossoms, fruit, bark, and fungi, often not associated with larval hosts; others take little or no food”
Location: Quebec, Canada

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