large yellow bug with black spots and black feet it can fly.
July 19, 2009
I was outside on my balcony when I saw about eight of these things flying around then one landed on the building and I have no clue what it is.
The Cottonwood Borer, Plectrodera scalator is usually described as white with black markings. It is a beetle in the family Cerambycidae. We really love the narrative mystery mood of your photo. It is quite cinematic.
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I saw this bug on my apartment porch today, and it scared me to pieces! I had never seen it before and it reminded me of a very large cock-roach with much a much different color pattern! Can this bug be dangerous or poisonous at all? Thank you.
Though they are not poisonous or dangerous, the mandibles are quite strong and a bite might draw blood.