What is this beetle in Montreal, Canada
This bug looks beautiful, but is it dangerous?

Had you scrolled down our homepage, you would have found another photo of a Locust Borer, Megacyllene robiniae. The closely related Painted Hickory Borer, Megacyllene caryae, is very similar. It is not dangerous, but it probably does mimic Yellow Jackets for protection from birds.

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