Subject: Spotted, long antennae six legged bug
Geographic location of the bug: Northeastern Illinois
Time: 08:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
We saw this bug on our house and do not recognize it. Would you please help identify it and determine if it is a hazard to the vegetable garden. If invasive, and remedy?
How you want your letter signed: Alison Holtz
This is a native Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae. Thanks to BugGuide, we have identified it as Hyperplatys aspersa, a species with no common name. It will not harm your vegetables, and according to BugGuide: “Reported to breed in poplar (Populus) and Juneberry (Amelanchier ) (2); “under bark of various hardwoods”, also moonseed vine (Menispermum), burdock (Arctium).”