So pretty I didn’t think it was real!
Location: Northern Michigan (lower peninsula)
June 20, 2011 11:54 pm
My friend posted this on her Facebook page, and I actually asked if it was real… the coloration made me think it was fake, or painted with glittery nail polish. She assured me that it was indeed real, and was in her friends hair, and ended up on this brush. Could you help with an identification? I would love to let her know!
Signature: Just me.
This beautifully colored beetle is an Elderberry Borer, Desmocerus palliatus, one of the Longhorned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae. According to BugGuide, it is uncommon.