Subject:  Weird bug on sunflower
Geographic location of the bug:  Bay Shore, New York
Date: 09/04/2021
Time: 04:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:   Saw this yesterday on my sunflower.
How you want your letter signed:  Jimmy R.

Locust Borer

Dear Jimmy,
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.

Location: Bay Shore, New York

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