Elderberry Borer

Black winged insect
I killed this bug in my kitchen and was worried it was a cockroach. I checked all the cockroach ID pages and I don’t think this is one because of the small head. The insect is about 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) in length not including the antenna. Can you help me ID this bug. Thanks,

Hi Matthew,
The photo you sent in does not seem to go with your letter, but it is an Elderberry Borer, Desmocerus palliatus.

Hi BugMan,
You just posted my bug and ID’s it Thanks. You’re right I sent the wrong PIC the first time. I love your site and I’m having great fun identifying the bugs I have in my yard. I found this ElderBerry Borer in the yard and my wife took a picture to see if we could figure out what it was. Thanks again,

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