Possibly Banded Ash Borer

Subject:  What’s this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Pittsburg, KS
Date: 02/28/2018
Time: 06:34 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  These bugs are in our living room.  New to us.  We have a wood stove but they seem to be on the couch in front of wood stove.
How you want your letter signed:  Sherry Blatchley

Banded Ash Borer

Hi Sherry,
This is definitely the adult of wood boring grubs in the family Cerambycidae, and it looks to us like a Banded Ash Borer,
Neoclytus caprea, based on images posted to BugGuide.  That determined, the wood from your wood burning stove is a likely source of their appearance.  Though they will emerge from firewood, they will not reproduce in the milled lumber in your home or its furnishings. 

Mr. Marlos, 
Thank you so much for your quick response.
We really appreciate the information and have learned a valuable lesson.  Even though we’ve used a wood stove without confronting bugs in the house, all wood will stay outside  until ready to put in the stove!
Thank you for this service that you do,
Sherry Blatchley 


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