Subject: Gross bug
Location: Kutztown PA
April 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Can you help me identify this thing? It was crawling around the top of my garage door. It disappeared while I was looking to identify it.
Signature: Nora

HIckory Borer

OK Nora,
We are going to have to disagree with you.  This Hickory Borer is a beautiful beetle, and it is a product of natural selection and survival.  The Hickory Borer is harmless, though its strong mandibles might cause a pinch, but its bold markings mimic those of a stinging Yellowjacket for protection.  We suspect it emerged from a nearby wood pile or dead tree.

Hickory Borer

Location: Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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