Banded Hickory Borer

Subject: Have never seen a beetle like this here before
Location: Shreveport, la
March 25, 2014 8:07 am
1 1/4″ body green with two yellow spots on back. Found this bug outside of my apartment in Louisiana.
Signature: J A Bendish

Banded Hickory Borer

Dear J A Bendish,
You have attached a photo of a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we will attempt to identify the species for you.  Our confusion is that the brown beetle in the photo does not match your description of “body green with two yellow spots on back” and we are wondering if perhaps you attached the wrong image.

Eric Eaton provides an identification
Hi, Daniel:
Nice beetle!  It is probably the Banded Hickory Borer, Knulliana cincta, which sometimes lacks the “bands.”  Here’s more:
It emerges early, too, so that puts it at the top of the suspect list.

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