Banded Alder Borer

Zebra with antenna!?
Location: Portland, OR.
August 29, 2011 11:30 pm
Hello bugman,
I nearly stepped on this guy as I crossed the street in Portland, OR. At first I thought it was a plastic toy and someone was playing a joke on me. I bent near and saw it twitch a bit and knew it was real and just had to snap a picture or two.
This looks like it fell out of a plane from some tropical exotic rain forest.
Signature: I see stripes

Banded Alder Borer

Dear I see stripes,
In our opinion, the Banded Alder Borer is the most beautiful North American Beetle.

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