Subject: Weird bug on sunflower
Geographic location of the bug: Bay Shore, New York
Time: 04:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Saw this yesterday on my sunflower.
How you want your letter signed: Jimmy R.
The Locust Borer is a Beetle but it is a very effective mimic of a Yellow Jacket, a stinging Wasp. We often get images of Locust Borers near the end of summer and they are especially fond of goldenrod.