Flower Longhorn from Washington: Pachyta armata

Subject:  Bug ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Washington State central Cascades forest
Date: 08/05/2021
Time: 08:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I can’t find anyone who can ID this insect I saw on a hike last week. Can you help?
How you want your letter signed:  Debbie

Flower Longicorn: Pachyta armata

Dear Debbie,
We first posted an image of this unusual Flower Longicorn,
Pachyta armata, back in 2019 and we spent considerable more time trying to identify it originally.  There is not much information available on this species with no common name.  According to Montana Field Guides:  “We do not yet have descriptive information on this species.  Please try the buttons above to search for information from other sources.”  According to Jungle Dragon:  “This beetle is distributed in USA.”  BugGuide reports sightings along Pacific coast states and Canada.

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