Purplescent Longhorn: Purpuricenus humeralis

Subject:  What is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Date: 06/26/2021
Time: 03:32 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Noticed on my golf bag on the golf course. June 25,2021
How you want your letter signed:  Dave S.

Purpuricenus humeralis

Dear Dave,
Though this Longicorn superficially resembles both the Red Shouldered Pine Borer and the Elderberry Longhorn
Desmocerus aureipennis, it is a species of Purplescent Longhorn, Purpuricenus humeralis, with no common name that we found on BugGuide.  Interestingly, in doing the research for your posting, we found Purpuricenus humeralis incorrectly identified as a Red Shouldered Pine Borer twice on our site, here and here, and we have made the necessary  corrections.

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