Subject:  Spotted, long antennae six legged bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Northeastern Illinois
Date: 06/07/2021
Time: 08:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
We saw this bug on our house and do not recognize it.  Would you please help identify it and determine if it is a hazard to the vegetable garden.  If invasive, and remedy?
How you want your letter signed:  Alison Holtz

Longicorn: Hyperplatys aspersa

Dear Alison,
This is a native Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae.  Thanks to BugGuide, we have identified it as
Hyperplatys aspersa, a species with no common name.  It will not harm your vegetables, and according to BugGuide:  “Reported to breed in poplar (Populus) and Juneberry (Amelanchier ) (2); “under bark of various hardwoods”, also moonseed vine (Menispermum), burdock (Arctium).”

Location: Illinois

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