Subject: beetle?? on a thistle flower
Geographic location of the bug: central North Dakota
Time: 07:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear Bugman: I am just trying to identify this insect so that I can publish the photo in The Jamestown Sun newspaper. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
How you want your letter signed: John S. Sun Photo Dude
Dear John S. Sun Photo Dude,
We quickly identified your Banded Longhorn, Typocerus velutinus, thanks to the image on Beetle Identification where it states: “This species is often found visiting flowers for nectar and are frequently seen in gardens. They also use dying hardwood trees like birch and sumac for laying eggs.”