Subject: Possible Maple Borer Beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Cold Spring, NY, USA
Time: 10:24 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this near a pond on my deck. I’ve never seen a beetle like this before. I have no idea what this is.
How you want your letter signed: Rich
The Sugar Maple Borer is a much larger and even more colorful Beetle. Your individual is also a member of the Longhorned Borer Beetle family Cerambycidae, and we believe we have identified it as Clytus ruricola, a species with no common name, thanks to images on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Larvae in decaying hardwoods, esp. maple (Acer)” so it is theoretically a “Maple Borer.”