Subject: Long antennae!
Geographic location of the bug: New York (nyc)
Time: 07:45 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Went to sleep last night and heard a noise by my ear and found this on my pillow!
How you want your letter signed: Sarah
This is one of the Longicorns or Long Horned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae, and after a bit of searching, we are confident we have correctly identified it as a Small Mulberry Borer, Dorcaschema alternatum, thanks to images posted to BugGuide. According to BugGuide, the larvae feed on: “Dead or dying branches of mulberry, osage orange.” Some members of this family are attracted to lights. In any case, we believe it accidentally entered your bed and it was not there for any nefarious purposes. Many members of this family are also capable of making squeaking noises by rubbing parts of their bodies together, a phenomenon known as stridulation.