Subject: what is this bug ?
Geographic location of the bug: quebec, canada
Time: 08:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: just found 2 of those in 2 min, live in quebec (canada), just want to make sure this is nothing to be alarmed about. thanks a lot for the help
How you want your letter signed: what is this bug ?
Your image is lacking visual sharpness so an exact species identification might not be possible, but this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It appears that it might be a member of the genus Neoclytus. Regardless of the species, the larvae of members of the family Cerambycidae are wood borers. Do you have a fireplace? Do you store firewood indoors? We suspect the indoor heat has caused these adults to emerge early from firewood. They will not infest milled wood or furniture in your home.
You are correct. The emerging Longhorned Borer Beetles may be a nuisance, but they will not damage your home. Adults often feed on pollen or other substances, but they do not eat wood. Only the larvae feed on wood. According to BugGuide: “Many adults (esp. the brightly colored ones) feed on flowers. Adult feeding habits variable; some species take nourishment from sap, leaves, blossoms, fruit, bark, and fungi, often not associated with larval hosts; others take little or no food”