What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What’s this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Virginia
Date: 06/19/2019
Time: 08:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Do you know what bug this is? Found in Virginia on a dead tree stump.
How you want your letter signed:  Renny

Six Banded Longhorn

Dear Renny,
This is a very exciting sighting for us.  Thanks to images posted to BugGuide, we are confident your gorgeous beetle is a Six Banded Longhorn,
Dryobius sexnotatus.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is:  “Old growth hardwood forests; mostly in large, very old deteriorating sugar maple trees that have been wounded/scarred; adults hide under bark. In PA, all of the sugar maples observed were very old and at least 3 ft across. Most sites are located in stream valleys.”  BugGuide also notes:  “Uncommon/rare; widely scattered, populations are sparse; listed as rare or threatened by several states, e.g. considered a SGCN [Species of Greatest Conservation Need] by AR, LA, and VA Dury (1902) noted that D. sexnotatus was once abundant but was even then becoming rare.  Perry et al. (1974) noted a sharp decline in the collection since 1942.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Virginia

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